World Expo Wares at WMODA The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts is very privileged to have an extensive collection of exhibition vases on display in the Royal Doulton Gallery. Most notable are the exhibits made for the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893 to mark the 400th anniversary
April is national poetry month so we are highlighting the Parian porcelain statue of Sappho, which stands at the entrance to WMODA. Sappho was a poet from ancient Greece, admired throughout antiquity for her lyric poetry which was recited rhythmically to the music of a lyre. She was sometimes referred
You should “never smile at a crocodile” according to the humorous children’s song. However, we can’t help smiling at all the intrepid Zulu crocodile riders traveling happily on the backs of these formidable reptiles with wide toothy grins at WMODA. The Nile Crocodile, which can grow up to 20 feet,
Hosts of golden daffodils herald the arrival of Spring in the north. By April they can be found fluttering and dancing in the breeze throughout the Lake District where Wordsworth was inspired to write his famous poem. Hundreds of thousands of daffodils also carpet the New York Botanical Garden in
The circus was a hugely popular form of family entertainment during the 1920s and 30s. Adults and children alike were enraptured by the thrilling acrobatics, the performing animals, the spangles of the costumes, and the antics of the clowns. Many artists of the era were inspired to record the romance
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
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.
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