You know we’re all about glass. If you’ve ever wondered why we’re so hot for it, here’s your chance to develop your own passion as you meet and mingle with artists, collectors and subject matter experts.
Join us September 8-9, 2017 during Searching for Excellence: Leaving a Legacy, a symposium at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass.
Get on the bus for tours and glass blowing demonstrations at the studios of Michael Meilahn and Charles Savoie, with Wes Hunting demonstrating at Mick Meilahn’s.
After you’ve been wowed at the studios, return to the museum for a buffet-style dinner on the lakeside lawn, music by John Harmon, and a discussion of the “State of Glass” lead by James Yood, contemporary art critic and essayist who teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago.
You’ll also be one of the first to view the new exhibition, Searching for Excellence, featuring works in glass by some of today’s significant contemporary artists selected from more than a dozen private Midwest collections.
Join us for part or the full weekend. You choose between the tours, tours and dinner or the full symposium.
Friday, September 8
11:00 am Arrival and Museum Tour
Dr. William Ganis, “In Perpetuity”
Jan Smith and Dr. Jutta Page, “Building Museum Collections”
Corey Hampson, Habatat Gallery, “Museums and Gallery Roles”
7:00pm Dinner and Music at Museum
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass with comments by former AACG President Arlene Silvers.Keynote Speaker: James Yood “The State of Glass”. John Harmon will play for you.
Saturday, September 9
8:30 am Morning Mimosas and Muffins at the Museum
Collector Stories: Collector Stories: Bonnie Marx, Carol Wiiken, David Huchthausen, and Dudley and Lisa Anderson
Speaker: Attorney Roy Fine, “Legacy Gifts and Tax Implications”
11:15 am Closing Remarks: Mike Van Asten, Michael Meilahn, and Rick Conne