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Wisconsin Ideas, Global Influences

October 10, 2019 – February 22, 2020

This exhibition focuses on the wide-reaching impact Wisconsin glass artists have had on shaping the global landscape of contemporary studio glass during the past 70 years. Exploring the many qualities of the medium, these artists have developed meaningful, lasting works for new generations of audiences and collectors.
The exhibit includes the work of artists Eoin Breadon, Beth Lipman, Chuck Savoie, Deanna Clayton, Keith Clayton, Stephanie Trenchard, Michael Meilahn, Wes and Wesley Hunting, John Littleton and Kate Vogel, Kristin Thielking and Lisa Beth Robinson, Jeffrey Stenbom, Lisa Koch,
David Huchthausen, Kent Ipsen, Harvey Littleton, Audrey Handler, Marvin Lipofsky and Doug Johnson.

October 10, 6 - 7:30 pm  Opening Reception
October 17, 6 - 8 pm         Art After Dark Exhibiting artist, Michael Meilahn, speaks about his work.
October 5, 10 am - 1 pm   Art Activity Day  Make a Spooky Pendant
November 9, 10am-4:30pm  Museum Shop Open House
November 9, 10 am - 3 pm     Make a Glass Turkey
December 7, 10 am - 3 pm      Holiday Open House, Make a Glass Tree Ornament













Perthshire Paperweights from the Collection of Les and Angie Smith

September 28, 2018 – September 20, 2020

View more than 900 weights from the renowned Scottish paperweight maker, Perthshire. This exhibit is the first showing of the gift to Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass from the collection of Les and Angie Smith. Perthshire paperweights are known for their superb quality that rivals that of 19th century French makers.
Exhibit sponsors include The Parsley Kreilein Bravo Fund to honor collaborative glass artists Johne Parsley and Peter McDougall.

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