In the continuing effort to encourage the creativity of talented young artists, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass proudly presents the 2023 Fox Valley Area High School Glass Exhibition. After creating glass art in the classroom and in the museum Glass Studio, students have the opportunity to share their work in the public setting of the museum. “Each school was introduced to a different form of glass art and the students took the tools we gave them and really ran with it. They were able to express themselves through their glass art and were very excited and engaged while at the museum” enthused Kourtney Kositzke, Museum Education and Community Program Manager.
Two related events are scheduled over the course of the exhibition: an Opening and Awards Presentation from 6-8 pm, February 23, 2023; and a special edition of the museum’s continuing Art After Dark program entitled “Sweet Celebration of Youth Art” from 5:30-8:30 pm, March 23, 2023. Both events are free and open to the public. “It is an honor for Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass to partner with 15 of our community schools and present their student’s achievements as part of our exhibition program. We look forward to this partnership every year,” comments Amy G. Moorefield, Executive Director.
Exhibition award sponsorships supported in part by the Lilian Noble Memorial Fund, Oshkosh Fine Arts Association, Jack Richeson & Co., The Art Haus, and Mud and Prints, LLC.
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is also grateful to its seasonal sponsors:
Miron Construction, Community First Credit Union, The Boldt Company, Northstar Asset Management, Associated Bank, Remley Law, S.C., City of Neenah, WI, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc., Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, State of Wisconsin COVID-19 Cultural Grant Program, and by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Media sponsorships courtesy of Wisconsin Public Radio and 91.1 The Avenue.
Fox Valley Area High School students create glass art (left); The 2022 Fox Valley High School Glass Exhibition (right)
About Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass:
Opened in 1959 to house the largest collection of glass paperweights in the world, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is a historic structure on the shores of Lake Winnebago that includes exhibition galleries, an active glass studio, classrooms, a study library, and a museum shop. With paperweights still a cornerstone, the art museum’s permanent collection has expanded significantly to include important pieces in antique Germanic glass drinking vessels, Victorian art glass, and contemporary glass sculpture.
Our admission is FREE six days a week!
The Glass Studio at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass offers classes in flame working and kiln-formed glass-making techniques throughout the year for youth and adults. Summer camps, Art Activity Ddays, and teambuilding workshops are additional programs that are offered.
The Museum Shop at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass carries works of art by more than 150 artists worldwide who are at the top of their art form, along with an amazing array of unique and affordable art glass collectibles and gifts.
Accessible to all, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass provides extraordinary glass experiences to spark fun, kindle creativity, and illuminate learning for all. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is located in Neenah, Wisconsin, part of the greater Fox Cities region.
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00am—4:30pm
Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday 1:00—4:30pm
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass