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“Glass in a Class All of Its Own”

Chihuly Garden and Glass
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Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit in Seattle
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Owner description: Located in the heart of Seattle, Chihuly Garden and Glass provides a look at the inspiration and influences that inform the career of artist Dale Chihuly. Through the exhibition’s eight interior galleries, lush outdoor garden and centerpiece Glasshouse visitors will experience a comprehensive look at Chihuly's most significant series of work. With both day and night experiences, and full-service dining in the adjoining Collections Café, this long-term exhibition offers a unique experience rain or shine.
Reviewed October 10, 2012

I've long loved glass...cut glass, blown glass, Venetian glass, Steuben... but Chihuly's glass is in a class all of its own. Truly, the spectrum of Dale Chihuly's creativity and style is perfectly displayed at the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Non-symmetrical, large, extentions of life. Until I viewed this exhibit I didn't realize the scope of his work nor experience the fabulous lighting in dark rooms that focus on and illuminate each colorful glass work within a sea, or ceiling of luminescence.

A friend used the word "spectacular." There can't be enough superlatives to describe the quality of the museum nor the glass displayed. The gamut of glass in size, color, shape and depiction brings amazement to the eye and heart. To think that this glass has been created and formed is almost beyond comprehension. Every piece of glass, every placement moving from room to room, seems better than the last. Appropriately interspersed were displays of Indian portraits and conservatory photos he collected.

The Glasshouse is Chihuly's centerpiece and I found it particularly satisfying to use his glass sculpture as a frame for photos of the adjacent Space Needle. Finally, a walk through the Garden with its Sun, tenacles, spheres and spears surrounded by landscaping of enhancing plants and trees is utterly delightful. If it's cloudy don't worry, as it serves as a backdrop for the glass even more than a sunny day would.

Chihuly glass is all over the world, yet having the Chihuly Garden and Glass here in Seattle, where he and his artists create it, is a tremendous privilege and asset to the city. It might be easy to say he is the foremost glass entrepreneur and artist in the world and you can see the phases of his creativity here in a beautiful spacious museum. Dazzle your eyes, please. Then, enjoy a lovely lunch or a dessert at the Collections Cafe to see other items Chilhuly has gathered.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I just tripped over this permanent exhibit. It turned out to be the most exciting part of my visit. This is no display of bowls and art objects; it is a major installation. Amazing, witty, charming, stunning.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Wow, blown glass!! Really!! An awesome display of this artist's work. Well displayed, lighting and mirrors did the trick,

Thank Margaret S
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

What a riot of colors and ideas this man has! Especially a treat was the greenhouse under the Space Needle -- look up for spectacular views!

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

My friend moved to Seattle at the end of May, and I had just seen information online about this museum. It opened a few days before we went, so I was very excited we could go. The museum was beautiful. It is very modern, and each glass display has a lovely room to show it off. I absolutely love the room with the glass in the ceiling and the light reflecting off of it. The Children's Museum in Indy has a few displays of Chihuly's art. A must-visit in Seattle! It's neat that the Space Needle is next to it too. And the banquet room would be an amazing place for a wedding reception!

Thank Stephanie Z
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