Amazing glass art at the Dallas Arboretum

Scott took me on another great date recently to the Dale Chihuly exhibition at night. We enjoyed the amazing colors and shapes. For more information you can check out http://www.dallasarboretum.org/chihuly/
From the Dallas Arboretum: Artist Dale Chihuly creates free-standing sculptures, large-scale artwork installations and drawings, which have been exhibited at museums, gardens, architectural environments and galleries throughout the world. Ninety-seven exhibitions in seven countries have presented Chihuly artworks during the last decade, which have been enjoyed by more than 10 million visitors.
Chihuly’s lifelong affinity for glasshouses has grown into a series of exhibitions within botanical settings. His Garden Cycle began in 2001 at Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. Chihuly also exhibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London, in 2005, and at nearly a dozen sites in the United States through 2010. Meanwhile, he has continued to have major indoor exhibitions at venues including the de Young Museum in San Francisco, 2008, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2011. The Dallas exhibit will be Chihuly’s twelfth outdoor garden exhibition and is expected to attract several hundred thousand visitors.
Where has Chihuly been displayed?
Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. Expansive Chihuly collections are held by the Tacoma Art Museum, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida.

What awards has Chihuly received?
He has been awarded ten honorary doctoral degrees, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a Fulbright Fellowship, and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

What will happen in the event of inclement weather?
Chihuly exhibitions have been up during all sorts of weather conditions throughout the years in various parts of the country. Over the years, the exhibits have faced everything from heavy rains to wind, hail, snow and even a hurricane. While the artwork is well secured during installation and quite sturdy, it is glass and can break with a good amount of force. Should any damage from inclement weather occur, the Studio will immediately work with the arboretum to replace any damaged artwork.

3 thoughts on “Amazing glass art at the Dallas Arboretum

  1. Beautiful shots! We will be going to see these ourselves before the exhibit leaves. Saw on the news where there was some hail damage….hope it wasn’t too severe.

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