Hey readers, I just wanted to let you know, I caught Chihuly’s exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2011 and it was spectacular. I highly recommend seeing this if you can out to Richmond on a weekend. Tickets are $20, seniors, students and chidren 7 to 17 $16. For more information visit the VMFA webpage for the show, from which comes the information and video below.
Oct 20, 2012 – Feb 10, 2013
NewMarket and Altria Group Galleries, Cochrane Atrium, and Robins Sculpture Garden
Our award-winning James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing will provide a dramatic setting for Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a major exhibition of work by internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, opening October 20, 2012. Chihuly’s art remains at the cutting edge of the technical and virtuoso possibilities of glass as a medium, and this exhibition will include many iconic works for which Chihuly is known — Ikebana, Mille Fiori, Chandeliers, Tabac Baskets, Venetians, Boats, Persian Ceiling — as well as site-specific installations, taking advantage of our soaring Atrium and reflecting pools.
The presentation at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is Chihuly’s third major U.S. museum exhibition in recent years, with record-breaking crowds attending exhibitions of his work at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in 2008 and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2011. Dale Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the medium of glass from the realm of craft to fine art. The studio in Seattle, Washington, which Chihuly founded and directs, is an extraordinary workshop, employing many of the greatest glass artists to realize his unique vision.