Fire & Soul At WMODA

October 21, 2021

The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts has won the coveted TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for five years running and is ranked as one of the top museums in Broward County

Two new exhibitions opening at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts on Saturday October 30th, 2021 that will keep you on your toes this season! Fire & Soul celebrates dance from Ballet to Cabaret as portrayed by European porcelain artists and Safari Dance explorers, Ardmore Ceramic Art and Design from South Africa.

Fire & Soul
Dance from Ballet to Cabaret
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” Martha Graham
Anna Pavlova’s dying white swan of classical ballet was reborn as an exuberant firebird aflame with passion thanks to Diaghilev’s sensational Ballet Russes dance company which transformed art, culture and fashion during the early 1900’s. Feathered costumes encrusted with jewels flourished at the Folies Bergère in Paris and exotic harem style fashions became all the rage. Energetic, expressionist dancers dominated the cabarets of Weimar Berlin and stepped onto the dance floors in the roaring twenties. European porcelain artists were inspired to create some of the most dynamic and decorative figurines of the Art Deco era.

Safari Dance
Ardmore Ceramic Art & Design
“Hard times require furious dancing” Alice Walker
Dance with the elephants in this fabulous fantasy exhibition of Ardmore Ceramic Art and Design from South Africa. Finding the joy in life by facing up to the proverbial elephant in the room is an inspirational journey in mindfulness during difficult times. In Safari Dance, the Ardmore artists have found joy in the gentle giants of the animal kingdom by portraying them humorously in ceramic art as well as on fabric designs for love seats, pillows and other luxury lifestyle products. You can acquire choice examples of Ardmore during the exhibition and all sales benefit The WMODA’s programs. See how South Florida’s fashion designers have responded to Ardmore’s whimsical ceramics at the Safari Strut on Saturday, December 4th, 2021.

The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts has won the coveted TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for five years running and is ranked as one of the top museums in Broward County. WMODA is located inside the Gallery of Amazing Things, located at 481 South Federal Highway, Dania Beach, Florida 33004, just south of the Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport. WMODA is open to the public, Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For information, call: (954) 376-6690. Or visit: https://www.wmoda.com

WMODA is a Non-Profit Museum founded in 2014 by Arthur Wiener and his family to inspire the appreciation and understanding of ceramics and glass as art forms. This remarkable legacy enables us to celebrate an important aspect of our cultural heritage in an exciting and enjoyable environment.