Chihuly Garden & Glass

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Ever since I set foot in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and viewed the beautiful glass sculpture masterpiece in the registration lobby ceiling, I have fallen in love with the hand blown glass artistry of Dale Chihuly.

So, when the opportunity to visit his Garden & Glass Museum & Gallery in Seattle, Washington arose, I jumped right on it. The use of light, color, and space in this exhibit was exceptional. The iconic Space Needle serves as this unique museum’s backdrop. The exhibition includes eight Galleries, the centerpiece Glasshouse and a lush Garden.

The eight Galleries offers viewers a thorough collection of Chihuly’s artwork which showcases how he pushed the boundaries of glass as an art medium

The Glasshouse is the centerpiece of Chihuly’s Garden & Glass. It is reminiscent of a 40-foot tall glass conservatory building that houses a 100-foot long sculpture in a color palette of reds, oranges, yellows and amber.

The Garden allows individuals the opportunity for discovery and surprise. Glass sculptures are scattered and slightly hidden among the lush greenery.

Visiting Chihuly’s Garden & Glass was the highlight of my day. It was a feast for my eyes and imagination. The glass is breathtaking. None of my photographs can truly do it justice. It is one of the best exhibits I have ever seen and I HIGHLY recommend visiting if you are ever in the city. Even my up and coming 11-year old artist of a son loved it. It’s a great way to spend a couple of hours.

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