Category Archive for: ‘Home Collection Visits’


The 2015 Season Begins

The first MCGAG event this year was a great way to begin the 2015 Season. Many members attended, and we were pleased to welcome several new members to our group. We began the afternoon by meeting at the home of Cheryl and Harvey Lapin. We enjoyed the collection artfully placed around their home. Note: Both the home and art pieces …

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August 24, 2014: Driehaus Museum and John Miller’s Art

We had a very full day in Chicago on Sunday, August 24. We began by meeting at the Driehaus Museum (, a beautiful old mansion on Erie Street.  Home to several wealthy families during the city’s Gilded Age, the house has been restored to display its earlier glory.  The furnishings, wall coverings, and tapestries were beautiful, but of course we …

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July 26-27, 2014: MCGAG Weekend in Indiana

Twenty-six members of MCGAG spent a wonderful weekend in Indiana on July 26-27.  We met on the campus at Ball State University in Muncie.  Our first stop was the David Owsley Museum of Art to see the exhibit “Without Camouflage,” which featured the art of Daphna Kaffeman and Silvia Levenson.  These two artists use glass to create art which is …

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Gayle Landy Hosts Glass Art Society Visitors

Gayle writes: The Glass Art Society (GAS) came to my home on March 19, 2014. It was a very diverse geographical distribution. People came from Australia, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Washington State, Massachusetts, California, Michigan, Florida, Rhode Island.I was fortunate to have wonderful docents to help me. Jan Smith, Jiyong Lee, and Michael Meilahn who is extremely knowledgeable in the …

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October 13, 2013: Last Event of 2013

One of our favorite activities is visiting the homes and collections of our members.  As our last official event of 2013, we had a special treat – visits to two beautiful North Shore homes to see the stunning art collections of our hosts. While each home was different in architectural style, and in the esthetic tastes of the owners, each …

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July 2013: MCGAG Trip to Seattle

Members of the Midwest Contemporary Glass Art Group met on July 9, 2013 at the Hotel Andra for a five day trip in Seattle, Washington led by Barry Rice. Our first day was a scenic drive to Pilchuck Glass School for an escorted tour with Jim Baker, the Director–ending with wine and cheese at his cabin.  It is a fabulous …

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June 29, 2013: Museum of Wisconsin Art/Kaiser Home

The Museum of Wisconsin Art And Jane and George Kaiser’s Home On June 29, 2013, thirty-seven MCGAG members traveled to West Bend, Wisconsin to visit the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA).  This museum has had a home in West Bend for many years, but has just moved into a stunning new building.  We were able to tour one of the …

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