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Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA)
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Dania Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Most Comprehensive British Ceramics Museum in the United States. In addition to the stellar collection of British decorative arts, the WMODA displays important works from the studio glass movement of the 20th and 21st centuries including Chihuly. Admission is $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, Students (with id) and children under 12 are free. WMODA is a 501c3 non-profit museum founded in 2013 by Arthur Wiener and his family to inspire appreciation and understanding of ceramics and glass as art forms.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside the plain, modest, white building is a treasure trove of beauty! Parking is conveniently located across the street & is free. The first floor is occupied by the Gallery of Amazing Things, a high-end banquet hall, which is free to enter. Some rooms in the cavernous hall feature fossils, richly polished slabs of wood, a gorgeous $120,000 fairy chandelier, a table and huge mirror covered in shells (over $40,000) and an entire room of bugs artistically displayed in frames. There is a video showing how the decorative slabs of wood are made. We were told that all the items on display were for sale.

Upstairs is the Museum of Decorative Arts, which cost $10. Discounts are offered for those with student IDs, military and seniors. It's quite a large area filled with ceramic art and glass including Wedgwood, Lladro, Royal Doulton, Lalique and Chihuly. The current exhibitions include elegant china tea sets and Carnival. There is a video from Hollywood Hot Glass showing how items are made. Each section has information on the creation of the items.

We spent between 60-90 minutes.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have the most unusual pieces of art that I have ever seen. From wood to fine pieces of
sculpture its breath taking. I love the piece that I saw downstairs the cherubs chandelier it's
Magnificent

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Wonderful Murano, sculptures and decorative art. I went there for a guitar concert, which had an awesome artist called Jose Angel Navarro.Well displayed with convenient parking next door. It is located in the design area of Dania, between ort Lauderdale and Hollywood. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We were totally blown away by this surprise in Dania Beach. Staying with friends in Pompano and trying to cope with lots of rain in an area all beach. Found this on the internet, gave it a try and had such a great time. Loved how the Chihuly was presented, the teapots were way cool, as was the Art Deco and Lalique items-but the hit were the Ardmore ceramics. Loved each and every item and the story behind the creation of Ardmore. We wandered downstairs where they allowed us to walk through the area where they were preparing a Wedgwood auction. One of my friends came back on Auction Day and bought a few things. Smiley at the front desk was a great greeter and helped us organize the visit because it is deceptive-you think there is not a lot to see and there really is. Thanks Smiley!

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WmodaMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Exhibits were stunning, especially Chihuly glass pieces. Visited on my birthday with my friend. The staff is wonderful, answered all our questions. Took a glass fusion class and made my own piece of art! Had a great time, instructor was awesome! This museum has a lot of character and charm. You must visit. Also, a great venue to rent for a party or event. Thank you for making my experience and birthday a special day to remember!

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WmodaMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

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