#MuseumWeek got off to a great start at WMODA with a Coffee & Conversation morning hosted by our Executive Director and Curator on Tuesday, April 24th. Louise Irvine talked about all the Flappers, Vamps & Divas as seen through the eyes of porcelain artists at the turn of the last
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 Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts was delighted to welcome Fiso Radebe, an Ardmore artist from South Africa on November 15th. Fiso is one of the bright young stars of the Ardmore studio and he was the star of our Wednesday at WMODA evening as he demonstrated his painting skills
The afternoon tea in the Chihuly gallery, hosted by Michael Doulton and Louise Irvine on November 9th, was a sell out success. Many ladies dressed specially for the occasion in gorgeous hats to rival Downton Abbey. Louise presented anecdotes from the history of tea drinking and advised on the social