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Dallas Museum of Art Presents Modern Opulence in Vienna: The Wittgenstein Vitrine

In December 2013, 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.

It’s hard to leave home sometimes—trust us, we know, but the Lakeside Villas in Grand Prairie, Texas
believes it is important to not only stay active in your community, but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!

Event Date/Time: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 – 11:00 AM

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

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