WMODA Highlights - October 2018
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October Highlights

Fantastique Opens October 27th

WMODA celebrates the weird and wonderful in this fantastic exhibition of pottery and porcelain art.  From myths and monsters to fairies and fables, you will be spellbound by the flights of fancy of European ceramic artists during the last two centuries. Preview Fantastique during our Sensational Saturday opening on October 27 from 11am to 4pm.
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Daisy’s Dark Side

Most visions of Fairyland conjure up images of ethereal sprites with diaphanous dresses and gossamer wings dancing around toadstools in an enchanted wood. However, Wedgwood’s Fairyland Lustre by Daisy Makeig-Jones features imps, goblins, demon trees, and spiders that eat babies.
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Art Deco Glass

René Lalique is the most celebrated Art Deco designer in glass. He began to experiment with decorative glass in the early 1900s and opened a store in the famed Place Vendome in 1905. There he sold jewelry and decorative glass objets d’art inspired by his lifetime love of nature’s flora and fauna.

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Hamptons Art & Design

Louise Irvine will be a special guest at the Art & Design weekend in the Hamptons from November 9 to 11. She will be showing guests around two spectacular collections on Friday afternoon and talking about some of the treasures at WMODA on Saturday afternoon. 
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Salt of the Earth

Elaine Cooper, who passed away this year, made many firm friends around the world as a passionate collector of Royal Doulton, particularly salts. She shared her enthusiasm for collecting on several Collectors Cruises and published a reference book on Doulton Open Salts.
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A Spooky Story

For Halloween we are highlighting the spookiest pieces in the new Fantastique exhibition. The Spook figure was modeled by Harry Tittensor for Royal Doulton in 1916. Spook, derived from Dutch, is a synonym for a ghost or an apparition. The Wiener collection must be haunted as the Spook appears in many different colors.
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Time to Volunteer

As we enter the new season at the Wiener Museum, we need more volunteers to help us with docent tours, reception greeters, collection management, etc.. If you have some time on your hands, we’d love to hear from you.
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As Good as Gold

Two glistening golden plaques depicting fabulous creatures greet visitors at the entrance to our new exhibit Fantastique. They are the work of William de Morgan, a Victorian Arts & Crafts designer who revived the art of ancient  luster painting on pottery. De Morgan often escaped into an imaginary world of dragons and cherubs as a response to the rapid industrial and social changes in the Victorian era.
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Halloween Revels

WMODA will be open for Halloween revels at our Sensational Saturday event on October 27. Watch Matteo Montagner from Balocoloc Artisans of Venice paint authentic Venetian masks from 12pm to 3pm. There are fantasy unicorn designs perfect for the opening of our Fantastique exhibition as well as creepy Plague Doctors and jeweled skull masks for scarier Trick or Treat costumes.
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Create Your Own
Glass Art

Unleash your inner creativity and have fun at our next fused glass workshop as we ‘Wine-Down’ at WMODA on Friday, November 2. Chelsea Rousso is an inspirational teacher and students are taken step by step through the process of making a work of art in glass.
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Magical Creativity
at Café Society

Get your tickets now for Negroni’s Trio at Café Society presented by the Venetian Arts Society at WMODA on Wednesday, November 14 from 6-9pm. Three-time Grammy nominees and Sony Music Latin artists, the Negroni Trio features Jose Negroni on piano, bassist Josh Allen, and Nomar Negroni on drums. The trio has mesmerized audiences around the world with their unique brand of jazz that fuses classical and Latin rhythms.
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Who’s Who at WMODA

Welcome Tom Joule, the newest member of the WMODA team. Tom is an expert in web design, interactive media and various dynamic technologies. He has taught animation, film and digital design at various Broward County institutions and he is currently bringing his expertise to the Fantastique exhibit.

Myths & Meissen

Porcelain was so desirable that it was once known as ‘white gold’ and was traded around the world by the Chinese, who perfected the art 2,000 years ago. The method of making it was unknown to Europeans until 1710 when Johann Friedrich Bottger succeeded in making ‘true’ porcelain at Meissen. This factory produced some of the finest porcelain sculptures ever made as can be seen in our new Fantastique exhibition.
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