Wow! What an interesting day I have had. As I mentioned this morning I had a date today with WEAM, the World Erotic Art Museum located in the South Beach art deco district in Miami, FL.
Curiosity urged me to attend this field trip and boy, am I glad I went! It turned out to be a wonderfully educational surprise. Owner Naomi Wilzig is fascinating. She began her collection of erotic treasures and antiques about 18 years ago and now has 12,000 square feet of erotic art, history, and collectables. The place is totally amazing! There is nothing pornographic about this museum. Miss Naomi has traveled the world and collected pieces of sensual, sexual history from every corner and every century. Her tagline is "The Art of Love-Love in Art."
The collection includes: Biblical, mythological, antiquities, oriental, ethnographic, European, Victorian, Nouveau/Deco, saloon, pin-up. Folk, surrealism, gay, interracial, fetish, and contemporary.
Believe me when I tell you, I've never seen so many ways to depict the sensual side of human nature. I saw many truly beautiful pieces of art, true treasures. I saw things I had no idea in my wildest dreams that people do or fantasize about doing, but the truth is whether you participate or not in any or all of the depicted sexual acts, every part of this collection is interesting, phenominal, and displayed with an eye for detail.
Naomi heads the tour with tidbits of information about every room, every genre, every piece of her precious collection and the history involved. This is a must see! Anyone who writes sensual or erotic love scenes/stories would benefit from a visit to this world renown museum.
My chapter group, The Florida Romance Writers, Inc., sponsored this event. We enjoyed a wonderful tour then had an open panel with several of our pubbed authors who talked about writing everything from sweet romance to erotica. All in all, the day was a clear hit. I'd like give big kudos to the panel and a huge standing ovation to Miss Naomi. You have truly outdone yourself! Thank you for having us!
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