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Modern Opulence Art: The Wittgenstein Vitrine

The Dallas Museum of Art announced the acquisition one of the most significant additions to its collection to date: an exceptional silver vitrine originally owned by the Wittgenstein family of Vienna and designed by Carl Otto Czeschka (1878–1960) of the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops). The Wittgenstein Vitrine stands over five feet tall and is made of solid silver encrusted with enamel, pearls, opals, moonstones, and other semiprecious stones. This masterpiece, unique in the production of the Werkstätte, is one of the most important objects of the 20th century, marking the apogee of ornamental richness in Viennese Secessionist art and questioning the very direction of early modern design.

We know you love your home at Constellation Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and explore new things.

Event Date/Time:
Saturday, March 5, 2016 – 11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201
 

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