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LCSNA Summer School Session 1 – Museum Field Trip
June 11, 2022 , 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Believe the Impossible with Louise Irvine, Executive Director & Curator, Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts
1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific
Virtually visit the fantastical wonderland of the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts with your guide, Executive Director & Curator Louise Irvine.
The Believe the Impossible season of events launched the International Year of Glass at WMODA and was inspired by the anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass where the White Queen challenges Alice’s imagination. “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast…”
It’s hard to believe that fire and sand can be transformed into glass and that blowing bubbles of glass can create such amazing art. It’s even harder to believe that glass can be wearable until you have experienced the Believe the Impossible show of glass fashions in Wonderland at WMODA.
Follow us down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass to WMODA. You will be blown away by Alice and the zany characters of Wonderland cavorting on the runway in the spectacular setting of Chihuly’s magical “garden” of glass. See them dancing underwater, hosting mad tea parties, and generally inspiring the Fired Arts of ceramics and glass. Don’t be late for this very important date!
Louise Irvine is the Executive Director and Curator of the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Florida which has an extensive collection of American studio glass and British ceramic art. She is an expert in British ceramic history and her career in the UK and the USA has been devoted to promoting a greater appreciation of the fired arts through publishing, lecturing, and exhibitions. She is regarded as the leading authority on Royal Doulton antiques, having published more than twenty reference books for collectors. She is a sought-after speaker and has been a teacher of ceramic history at Staffordshire University as well as at Christie’s Education in London. In 2015, Louise was honored for her outstanding contribution to the world of ceramic art with a tribute from the State of Florida recognizing her 40-year career.