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      Flights of Fancy – Birdwatching in Porcelain at the Wiener Musuem of Decorative Arts in Dania


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      December 5, 2019

      Thursday  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (daily for 60 times)

      481 South Federal Hwy Dania Beach, FL 33004
      Dania, Florida 33004

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      Flights of Fancy – Birdwatching in Porcelain at the Wiener Musuem of Decorative Arts

      Flights of Fancy · Birdwatching in Porcelain Museum Exhibit opens at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts on November 11.
      About this Event
      Birdwatchers are in for a treat at the new Flights of Fancy · Birdwatching in Porcelain exhibition at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Dania Beach. Beautiful studies of American birds in their natural habitats were portrayed in fine china by Dorothy Doughty at the Royal Worcester factory in England. From the 1930s onwards, her work dominated the American collectibles market until Edward Marshall Boehm became this country’s leading exponent of avian porcelain art during the 1950s.

      Boehm built an aviary and bred rare exotic species at his New Jersey studio, where he modeled a succession of bird sculptures in his unique porcelain body. His wife, Helen continued to promote Edward’s work long after his early death in 1970. Boehm porcelain birds were presented to international leaders and foreign dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth II and Mao Tse-Tung. Boehm became an invaluable American icon for princes and presidents from Eisenhower onwards. Helen once said, “Edward made the birds but I made them fly.”

      Flights of Fancy · Birdwatching in Porcelain opens at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts on November 11.

      Cost: Payment required - $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, Children under 12 and Students with ID are FREE.

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions

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