Over the Rainbow at WMODA

The radiant Rainbow Bowl, which has been so much admired at WMODA recently, was a gift to Arthur Wiener from Steve Gibbs at The Corning Museum of Glass. Arthur saw the bowl when he visited Corning in the summer and the artist Chris Rochelle was delighted for his work to

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Art Deco in Dania

Art Deco in DaniaArt Deco in Dania Fanny Rozet broke through the glass ceiling as a French artist. In 1896, she was the first female sculptor to be accepted into the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, which was reserved for male artists. One of her striking Art Deco style ceramic

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Tuck Into Christmas

Raphael Tuck was the most prolific producer of Christmas cards in the Victorian era. At his London print shop, he sold reproductions of popular art, which adorned homes all over Britain and America. Illustrations by Tuck’s graphic artists continued to inspire well into the 20th century, including china figurines by

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Dania History

Denmark to Dania At the turn of the last century, Florida was a tropical wilderness frontier, which was gradually colonized alongside Flagler’s new East Coast railroad. Pioneering Danish farmers from Illinois and Wisconsin struggled to endure the rigors of life in the marshy wetlands and swamps of Dania during the

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Sparkle & Shine – Holiday Shopping Event

Photos from the Sparkle & Shine Event Sparkle & Shine Event Lloyd Goradesky & Louise Kimberly on tour of historic collection Jazmine greeting guests Esther Gold Eduardo Prado Diane Gennaretti Christine Rosasco Chelsea Rousso & Louise Irvine Chelsea's glass art Chelsea, Louise, Anne & Scherry Celina Lima Micro Mosaics by

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Phenomenal Fairyland Lustre

For All Souls Day, we have been investigating the interest in supernatural phenomena during the trauma of World War One. Many of the bereaved sought solace in spiritualism and its attempt to find proof of existence beyond the grave. Some escaped into fairyland convinced of the veracity of the photographs

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A Universe of Things

Micky Wolfson, the founder of The Wolfsonian–FIU in Miami Beach, has become a great friend to WMODA and to our founder Arthur Wiener. This year, Micky turns 80 and Arthur has presented him with a spectacular birthday present – a Fairyland Lustre vase depicting the Dragon King. The Wolfsonian has

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Rock the Red Ribbon

On World AIDS Day, December 1, we are reflecting on the legacy of the Ardmore artists in South Africa who have died from the disease and those who live with HIV. More than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS since the virus was first identified in 1984

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The Flamingo: A Florida Icon

The elegant pink birds are everywhere in advertising, in place names, and even on the logo for the state lottery - but few residents see them in the wild. Fortunately, they can be enjoyed through the eyes of Boehm porcelain artists in the Flights of Fancy exhibition, which previews on

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Paul J. Stankard – The Art of the Flame

The Art of the Flame, an exhibition honoring the illustrious glass artist Paul J. Stankard, opens this month with 68 works spanning his 50-year career as a flame-worker. The first forty years of Paul’s career in glass were marked at an exhibition entitled A Floating World at the Museum of

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