Magical Mask Event

The magic of mask making was experienced at the WMODA Workshop held in the Chihuly gallery on March 23rd. Laurence Panadero took her students through the process of molding, firing and hand-painting ceramic masks inspired by our Carnival & Cabaret exhibition. The budding artists used metallic paints, crystals and even

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Artistry in Action Event

Our Artistry in Action event on March 7th was attended by more than 200 guests who watched demonstrations of glass fusing, pottery painting and jewelry making by local artists. Visitors could appreciate first hand all the skills and artistry that go into creating the decorative arts on display at WMODA.

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Artistry in Action Event

On International Women’s Day, the Wiener Museum is celebrating all the wonderful women who contributed to our Artistry in Action event on March 7th. Around 200 guests attended the evening’s activities which included demonstrations of glass fusing, pottery painting and jewelry making by local artists. Visitors could appreciate first hand

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Palm Beach Art Show

WMODA had a booth, courtesy of the promoters, at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antiques Show to introduce Florida’s newest decorative art museum to a wider audience. Palm Beach county guests are already flocking to WMODA to see the remarkable Wiener collection for themselves. The Biophilia exhibit, presented by

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Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day and at WMODA we are looking at the important role played by women in the British ceramic industry during the 19th century. In the Staffordshire Potteries women worked as assistants to their menfolk and were a hidden workforce. They were often involved in strenuous

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Behind the Painted Mask

The vogue for hanging wall masks of chic young ladies was at its peak in the Art Deco era of the 1930s. Clarice Cliff, one of the most famous Art Deco designers, produced a number of ‘wall medallions’ for her Bizarre range by Wilkinson, which are hanging in the Carnival

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Parrots in Porcelain

The Macaw in Paradise is one of the most spectacular creations by the Boehm porcelain company and the two bird and orchid compositions on display in our current Biophilia exhibition are attracting a lot of attention. They are shown alongside some striking feather mosaics and Amazon Parrot wings lovingly preserved

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Orchid Mania at WMODA

Since ancient times, orchids have been valued for their beauty and beneficial effects. The Greeks and Romans cultivated orchids for medicinal purposes, including varieties for aphrodisiacs. In South America, orchids were grown for their perfume and culinary uses. However, orchid mania really took root in 19th century Britain where vast

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Artistry in Action

Discover the artistry behind the decorative arts during our WMODA After Dark event on March 7th. Watch expert artists and craftsmen at work as they demonstrate the skills involved in throwing and hand-painting pottery, fusing glass, and making silver jewelry. Consider whether you would like to try making a work

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Chelsea Rousso – Gorgeous Glass

Chelsea Rousso is a glass artist, fashion designer, and writer, as well as a teacher at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She specializes in kiln-formed fused glass and holds regular classes for aspiring glass artists at her own studio and at the Wiener Museum. Chelsea combines her love of

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