Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM CDT
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM CDT

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Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass 
165 N Park Ave
Neenah, WI 54956

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Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass 

You're invited to a glass weekend 
exclusively for members and invited guests.

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” led 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.

Full Symposium Schedule

Friday, September 8
11:00 am Arrival and Museum Tour
Keynote Speakers:
Dr. William Ganis, “In Perpetuity”
Jan Smith and Dr. Jutta Page,  “Building Museum Collections”
Corey Hampson, Habatat Gallery, “Museums and Gallery Roles” 

Studio Tours:

2:15 pm depart for studio tours. Wes Hunting, Charles Savoie, Mick Meilahn

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: 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

Weekend Accommodations
Twenty rooms are blocked at Country Inn and Suites, Appleton for September 8 at a rate of $95/night. Contact Rick at sales.countryinnapl@gmail.com or 920-830-3240 
Twenty rooms are blocked at Holiday Inn Appleton at a rate of $89/night. Contact Jennifer Beck, jbeck@hiappleton.com  920.202.5043 direct.