Winter 2016

Arthur G. Wiener

Avocation: Collecting world-class ceramics, glass, and fossils. Why Start the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts? To leave a legacy for future generations and because he ran out of space in his house (and elsewhere) to keep the objects. Accolade: Invited to exhibit at the April 2016 Smithsonian Craft Show. First Collection: Seashells. Favorite Fossil: The predecessor to the alligator. Famous Names in the Museum Glass: Lalique, Chihuly, Morris. Ceramics: Tinworth, Cliff, Barlow.

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