Inspiration and Influence of Art

We have come across many beautiful gifts from nature over millions of years. But have you ever wondered how these are preserved for us and for the upcoming generations to see?

Here is an inspiring story.

Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington. While studying interior design, Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass that fascinated him so much. So he decided to get in-depth knowledge about glass. Dale enrolled in the first glass program in the country after his graduation at Rhode Island School of Design. He was appointed faculty to conduct the glass program for a decade.

Dale went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice soon after receiving the fellowship there; he observed how people approached blowing glass. He decided to pursue further in blowing very critical glass that is done today. This passion of Dale led him in the development of glass as fine art.

Dale’s works are displayed in more than 200 museum collections worldwide. He holds many doctorate degrees and awards from the National Endowment of fine arts. There are many famous works of Dale Chihuly. In 1999, he started an ambitious exhibition in the Light of Jerusalem; that attracted more than one million visitors to view his installations. Chihuly’s fascination for glasses has grown into a series of exhibitions within botanical placements worldwide; from there, the Garden Cycle began in 2001 at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, and in 2012 the Chihuly Garden and Glass were formed in Seattle.

What can you expect inside?

Inside the Chihuly Garden and Glass, one finds artistic designs made of glass and various types of flowers. It features three components Garden, Glasshouse, and the Interior Exhibits, with significant secondary spaces that include a café for approximately 90 people enjoying their meal, additional outdoor dining, a theatre for 50 people and lecture space, and a different place for the visitors to move around freely in the museum.

How long does it take to visit?

There is so much to see in the Chihuly garden and glass. One gets mesmerized by each handmade design that is in the glasshouse. It can easily take approximately 2hrs to 3hrs. During your visit, if you are hungry, then worry not as there is a café on the premises to calm your stomach. So plan your trip to this amazing place with your loved ones and family.

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