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.
The Chihuly gallery at the Wiener Museum was the setting for a very successful glass class on the afternoon of Friday, February 9th. Fashion designer and fused glass teacher, Chelsea Rousso, led the class ably assisted by Anne Orvieto and Lori Brown. Eighteen students made Venetian style wall masks of
Carnival is now in full swing in Venice and today, February 8th, is the “Ballad of the Masks” with the procession of the black bull in St. Mark’s Square. Last night the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts held its own version of a Venetian masquerade as part of the current
Friends of WMODA were out in force for the opening of the Carnival & Cabaret exhibition on January 17th. Louise Irvine, Executive Director & Curator, introduced the exhibition and its spectacular centerpiece Carnival in Venice by Lladró. Our guest of honor was David Farin, who collected many of the porcelain
The Wiener Museum was the setting for a wonderful afternoon tea party hosted by South Florida PBS on January 11th to preview the second season of Victoria. More than 16 million viewers tuned into Victoria’s premiere season making it the highest rated drama on PBS, second only to Downton Abbey.
The sun was shining and the sea was sparkling, it was the perfect summer afternoon for the debut of Chihuly & Champagne in the Hamptons. 150 guests enjoyed the sell-out WMODA benefit event held on August 20th at the Wiener family residence in the Hamptons. A spectacular Chihuly chandelier stole