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Special Programming

IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC and Winnebago County Health Department, face masks are OPTIONAL inside Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Thank you for your support.

Exhibit Programming

With each temporary exhibition at the museum, our staff thoughtfully arranges programming to complement the artwork and deepen viewers’ understanding and appreciation of it.

Classes & Art Activity Days

The Glass Studio at the museum offers classes and camps throughout the year for both youth and adults using glass as the primary medium.  More information on The Glass Studio classes

Art Activity Days
Have fun with the whole family designing one-of-a-kind glass art projects. Art Activity Days are held the first Saturday of each month, with some holiday exceptions. The Glass Studio will fire your glass art creation and you can pick it up one week later at the museum.

  • Projects are $15 each.
  • Project sessions are from 10 am and 1 pm.
  • Reserve your spot for guaranteed seating HERE
  • Pay at the event when space is available. (Credit, Debit, Cash are accepted)
  • Membership discounts do not apply.

All ages welcome. Children under 12 require adult supervision and assistance.

Special Events

Art After Dark
Make a unique memory with friends as you participate in Art After Dark at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. Experience the current exhibition and museum collections in a more relaxed and open environment, including our wonderful outdoor property. Watch our social media channels or our e-newsletter for future event announcements.

Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a night on the museum lawn overlooking beautiful Lake Winnebago on September 15th from 5-9pm. This admission free Art After Dark featuring glass, music provided by Dear Dualidad, additional entertainment and kids activities, food and local brews. Our galleries and shop will be open late. Sponsored by WE Energies Foundation and Festival Foods.

GLASS Arts Festival

Thank you for a hugely successful festival! Stay tuned for information on next year’s event.

“GLASS” which stands for Glass Lakefront Show and Sale is an inaugural event, to be held on the museum grounds at 165 N. Park Ave, Neenah, WI 54956. It replaces the former museum-sponsored arts festival which took place in Riverside Park for 45 years. The festival now centers on the museum’s mission:  glass art and glass art experiences. Providing distinction from other art festivals in the area, this fun-filled, admission-free community event will support glass artists, collectors, and enthusiasts, as well as our vendor partners and greater community with a new experience celebrating everything glass.

Public Glassblowing Demonstrations

Discover the world of glass art and paperweights with Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Experience an intro to glass blowing through a live demonstration that will provide insight into working with various hot glass techniques. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass glass blowing demonstration provides an informative and entertaining look at what glass is, how it behaves at high temperatures, and how people manipulate glass to create beautiful works of art. Join us!

Upcoming Demos:

Stay tuned for future dates!

Join us over your lunch hour for a time of reflection and exercise. Enjoy a harmonious connection of mind and body while enjoying the grandeur that is the museum’s back lawn and our extensive glass collection. Each session is $10 for non-members. You can purchase all ten sessions for $75. Members participate free.

Dates (all times noon-1):

July 19
July 23
August 2
August 9
August 23
August 30
September 6
September 13
September 20 – Canceled due to inclement weather
September 27
October 4 – Rescheduled from September 20
Holiday Open House

Each December, the museum holds an open house to celebrate the season. All are welcome to create a fee-based project in The Glass Studio and create free make-and-take projects throughout the museum. Watch our social media channels or our e-newsletter for future announcements.

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