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Chihuly Collection

400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-896-4527
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: A Permanent collection of Dale Chihully's unique artwork.  Displayed in a waterfront setting designed by architect Albert Alfonso.  The collection is... more »
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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Thought it would be a larger collection of his but works were quite limited. Still his works were great and enjoyed what was available. Hope someday it could be as well represented as those at Dali museum. One might be disappointed if you were thinking of fair sized collection

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful collection of Chihuly's works or should I say Chihuly inspired works since he does not do the actual glass blowing anymore. He serves as an orchestra conductor would overseeing the work done by what are called gaffers. Nonetheless, these works are beautiful. Did I say "beautiful" too many times? Any time you have a chance to... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I've seen Chihuly exhibited in other venues. While this was a wonderful exhibit, I think the price of admission should be a bit lower. There were only four or five rooms. The displays were fantastic but it took us only about 25 minutes to see it all. Should be a larger exhibit in light of the price of admission. If... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Any chance you have to see a Chihuly collection should not be missed. This collection is wonderful and amazingly beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We got a guided tour of this beautiful exhibit! To be here is a little bit of heaven as it is so amazingly beautiful! You are with Chihuly, in a gorgeous sea of color! Super interesting info, one piece, like a huge, curly, stringy sculpture of lights was moved to the museum from a (very) wealthy donor. Chihuly instructed those... More

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have had the pleasure of seeing Chihuly glass in many hotels and at the Naples FL art museum.....free. Without question the pieces on display were fantastic. The cost of admission for the 10 min it took to view the entire collection was too high. Save your money and your time

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As another reviewer mentioned, don't waste your time, especially if you have ever seen Chihuly collections or pieces elsewhere. I have seen several of his exhibits at other venues or special showings. One of the most spectacular is the lobby ceiling in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. His work can be fantastical and absolutely gorgeous. The problem here is... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

It was nice to see chihuly in st. Pete. The gallery that was designed for his collection was great, they had a nice flow and ample amounts of pieces to see. It was nice to see the pieces up close. This is a definite must, worth every penny.

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited the shop, and then decided to take the tour of the "Collection," next door. Worth the time, a photographers dream! Many of the displays, and art glass made by Dale Chihuly are very unique, a wonderful visual experience. Shown is the "Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier as well as the "Persian Sunset wall," many, many other pieces.

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St Pete Beach FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I became enamoured with Dale Chihuly's work after seeing a show at the St Petersburg Museum of Art (a gem of a museum!). This collection is small, so it is worthwhile to take the tour. You might want to see Dale Chihuly at work from you tube videos before going.

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