This is a don't miss!! Worth a trip to Seattle just to see this. A beautiful exhibit you will be so glad you went.
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It is located near the Space Needle and Rock and Roll Museum downtown. These blown glass pieces are unlike any artworks I've seen. The inside of the museum is kept dark with only the pieces lighted. They are huge pieces. Don't miss the videos played in one of the rooms that explain where many of these pieces were first exhibited. If you can, go late in the evening so that the garden pieces are also lighted. We waited for a while to be able to see it and it was worth it. (Not due to lines, just waited until it was dark enough to see them lit).
We ate at the restaurant attached to the museum and found the food to be very good!
Dale Chihuly is a one-person industry (with an extensive staff of assistants) who has spent a lifetime designing and blowing monumental glass forms that replicate Natural Forms, Oriental Carpet Designs, and Floral themes in magnificently bold color. This Museum and Garden displays his work in galleries and outdoor gardens at the foot of the Seattle Space Needle.
The cost of admit ion is steep when compared to other single artist galleries. Nevertheless, it is a fine place to relax after visiting Seattle's other lovely attractions.
If you interested in a complete story of glass, check out the Corning Museum in Upstate NY!
I didn't think this would interest me, but I was amazed. You've never seen glass designs like this. Absolutely beautiful and amazing. Well worth the price of admission. If you do the space needle, you have to do this.
We have seen Chihuly Glass in museums before but this is the best! The inside exhibits are just beautiful ( the room with the glass ceiling is wonderful) but the outside gardens are sensational !! We jumped onto a "private" tour led by one of the horticulturalists that planned the plants to go with the glass...very informative! The large pieces in the garden are wonderful and so lifelike! Buy a combo ticket with the Space Needle and save a little. Easy to get to from downtown by the monorail.