July 29, 2017
629 W. Cermak, Chicago
On Saturday, July 29, MCGAG will visit Carlos Rodon’s Studio in Chicago. Lunch will follow at Dolo Restaurant, 2222 S. Archer, Chicago.
August 23, 2017
The Conservation Center
400 N. Wolcott
See how fine arts and antiques are preserved and restored. Lunch following at Big Delicious Planet, 412 N. Wolcott.
September 8 – 11, 2017
Friday to Monday Weekend Trip to Wisconsin
- Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Symposium: Searching for Excellence: Leaving a Legacy
- Door County: Keith and Deanna Clayton Studio
- Sheboygan: Beth Lipman Studio
Read More details about the upcoming September weekend on the Calendar of Events for 2017.
We were happy to see glass artist and Chicago community activist Pearl Dick featured on NBC News. MCGAG has awarded Pearl with several grants, and has also had the opportunity to visit her studio space downtown. If you have any trouble viewing the video below, visit this link: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/these-chicago-teens-are-fighting-the-city-s-gunfire-with-fire-975472707763
AACG past president and Honors awardee Bruce Bachmann, a champion of contemporary glass, passed away on March 22 at his home in Highland Park, IL. Bruce gave so much to the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, as well as to the contemporary glass movement. He served as president from 2003-2005, and continued to serve AACG actively on its board and advisory council up until his death.
Collectors of contemporary glass art since 1987, Bruce and his wife, Ann, who passed away in 2013, donated more than 400 pieces to The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Part of the collection went on exhibit in October inside the museum, and the rest of the collection will be open to the public in May in a newly refurbished building in Greenfield Village that has been made into a gallery for display of the Bachmann collection. An event on Saturday, April 29, will celebrate the opening of the collection. Read More.