Glass Artist: Dale Chihuly

Our Cincinnati Art Museum is fortunate enough to have a Chihuly chandalier (featured above). Dale Chihuly is known for his exquisite glass work. Please visit his site when you have some time to spend. It is exquisite.

Six years ago, I heard about Chihuly online from some friends and looked up his work. Then that weekend, I discovered in the newspaper that a Chihuly exhibition was coming to Dayton, Ohio (just up the road from us) that week. I love those serendipitous coincidences. I threw the kids in the car and we had one of the most delightful afternoons of art appreciation ever. The kids are hopeless when it comes to Chihuly, swearing he is the most visually stimulating and engaging artist they’ve experienced. If you need a way to jumpstart interest in art, glass exhibitions are truly a marvel. Chihuly is the best. You can often find his works in wonderful documentary form on DVDs in libraries too.

I noticed that Chihuly’s art is on display in Columbus, Ohio right now! He has an exhibit at the Franklin Park Conservatory until February 25. We will certainly be going. If you live in the area, schedule a trip. You’ll be glad you did.

10 Responses to “Glass Artist: Dale Chihuly”

  1. laura-ann says:

    I saw a show on him a few years back and loved his work, only I am REALLY bad with names and forgot it. I have tried to find his information over the last year or so to show my daughter. THANK YOU SO MUCH I LOVE HIS ART.

  2. Cindy says:

    My friend, Susan, and I went to see the exhibit of Chihuly’s work at the Franklin Park Conservatory the last month. It is not as extensive as the show at the Dayton Art Museum, but we enjoyed it. His pieces are tucked in with the plants, floating on a little pond and there is a small ceiling. I love his work too!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    I first saw Chihuly in person at the Corning Glass Works in New York. His work is frequently displayed at Fairchild Tropical Gardens near Miami (through May 31, 2007 this year). I see a field trip in our future on a Thursday when the Gardens stay open late and they light up the glass works – beautiful! Thanks for the info!

  4. Tracey says:

    This has inspired me to go see his collection now on display in Miami. Maybe I can hit the night time display too!

  5. Lizz says:

    There is also a Chihuly chandelier in the music performance hall at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. It really is beautiful, but I get a bit nervous standing under it!

  6. Julie Bogart says:

    Thanks for posting more places to see Chihuly. I’m pretty sure he did the ceiling in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas too (or the Bellagio). In any case, if you live near LV, that’s another place to go.

  7. Mary Armstrong says:

    And, here in San Antonio, TX, at our downtown Central Public Library, there is a huge piece of his work on permanent display, so close you could touch it–very tempting!
    Can’t go today, though, we’re all iced in!

  8. Poiema says:

    I love Chihuly and recently wrote a short clip on my blog http://poiemaportfolio.blogspot.com/2006/11/art-and-eternal-glories.html
    His exhibition at our local art museum was one of the best in recent memory.
    Thanks for a great article!
    Poiema

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