There are several new shopping experiences at WMODA to benefit the museum’s educational programs. Our revamped shop has a beautiful selection of gifts, including jewelry, tea china, glass art, and books. Our temporary exhibitions now include pieces for sale, including the natural history art of Christopher Marley in Biophilia ǀ The Elements, and masterpieces of Venetian glass from the Magic of Murano exhibit.
There is also a selection of glass art in the WMODA shop, including vintage Venetian designs and work by contemporary local artists, such as Chelsea Rousso who is featured in our Artistry in Action event on March 7th.
Jewelry selections include orchid pins, pendants and ear-rings made from real flowers, and hand-made glass and silver designs by Lori Brown, who will be demonstrating her techniques on March 7th.
Our tea time choices include Royal Albert china patterns, as used at our own afternoon tea parties, and the latest designs in the collection of supermodel Miranda Kerr. Tea-for-one sets and mugs by McIntosh, featuring famous paintings by Monet, Renoir and Klimt, have been particularly popular with our visitors.
Our Carnival & Cabaret exhibition inspired our selling exhibition of authentic Venetian masks by Balocoloc. International offerings also include beautiful British art pottery, tube-lined and hand-painted at the Moorcroft studio in Stoke-on-Trent. The exhibit from Ardmore in South Africa is represented by pillows and table runners, featuring flora and fauna from their ceramic art collection.
Jigsaw puzzles, coloring books and gift cards accompany the Christopher Marley exhibit and reference books are available on many aspects of the WMODA collection.
A huge thank you to our latest volunteer, Robert Kerr, who has helped us merchandise our new museum shop.