Category Archive for: ‘Museum Trips’

Neon & Light Museum entrance

Visit to the Neon and Light Museum

Chicago gallerist Ken Saunders has created a new “immersive art experience” featuring a unique sub-genre of glass art. His Neon and Light Museum, open through November 30, 2021, is a stunning mix of color and 3-D form. About twenty members of MCGAG visited the museum on October 27. Ken gave a presentation about the science and creative use of neon …

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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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September 15, 2013: Two Wisconsin Exhibits

Our September excursion took us to two wonderful exhibits in Wisconsin. Our first stop was a visit to an old friend, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. Their show “Glass Artists of the New North: Creativity in our Midst” featured works by Wisconsin artists, several of whom were on hand to give us insight into their inspiration and methods. …

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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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