Chihuly at Crystal Bridges
This summer, experience two stunning exhibitions featuring the work of artist Dale Chihuly. Presented for the first time in an Ozark woods and in the museum’s special exhibition galleries, it’s a world of wonder, waiting to be explored, only at Crystal Bridges.
Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years, working in many media including glass, paint, and neon, and always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision. He changed the way we think about glass, stretching the medium to new realms of possibility.
Over the years his creations have become familiar around the world. He is globally renowned for his site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions in museums and gardens. At Crystal Bridges, extensive indoor and outdoor installations feature new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning his career.
Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest
June 3 – August 14, 2017
Chihuly: In the Forest
August 16 – November 13, 2017
Free for Members and youth ages 18 and younger.
Due to popularity and capacity limits, a ticket is required and will show an entry time for the gallery portion; the outdoor portion can be viewed any time the day of your reservation.
Members: Please call our member Priority Line at 479.418.5728 to reserve tickets for your guests. This benefit (based on your membership level) is not redeemable online.
Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years. He has worked in many media including glass, paint, plastics, neon, and ice, always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision. He changed the way we think about glass, stretching the medium to new realms of possibility, and this exhibition highlights the unique properties of glass as a medium.
Chihuly sees glass as an art form of fire, breath, light, and gravity. He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions presented in museums and gardens. At Crystal Bridges, the extensive indoor and outdoor installations feature new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning the breadth of his career.
Chihuly established the glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design and co-founded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. His artworks are included in more than 250 museum collections.
Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest will be on view through August 14, 2017. Once the gallery portion closes, Chihuly: In the Forest will remain on view in the museum’s North Forest from August 16 through November 13, 2017.
Chihuly Saturday Nights
Explore the stunning exhibition Chihuly: In the Forest, transformed into a magical woodland amplified with live music, circus acts, art-making, a food truck, and more.More Info
Monday and Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m.
Friday, 15 minutes before sunset.
Enjoy a guided tour through the Chihuly: In the Forest exhibition with one of Crystal Bridges’ knowledgeable Gallery Guides. This tour will look closely at the installation of Chihuly's artwork in an Ozark woodlands setting.
Free with exhibition ticket
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- Strollers and personal mobility devices are welcome throughout the galleries and the forest trails.
- Water bottles and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome in Chihuly: In the Forest, but are not permitted in Chihuly: In the Gallery and in other museum galleries.
- Bikes, hammocks, coolers and pets are not permitted in Chihuly: In the Forest.
- Use of tobacco products and vaping are not allowed in the forest.
- For Chihuly Saturday Nights, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.
Sponsored at Crystal Bridges byTerri and Chuck Erwin, ConAgra Brands, George’s, Mitchell Williams, Charles and Shannon Holley, Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry, Rosalind and John Brewer, Rick and Beverly Chapman Family, David and Cathy Evans Family, Donna and Mack McLarty, Morris Foundation, Inc., Sue and Charles Redfield, JT and Imelda Rose, Dennis and Evelyn Shaw, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Bank of America This exhibition is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in cooperation with Dale Chihuly. The work displayed is protected by copyright. Photo credit: Dale Chihuly, Neodymium Reeds (detail), 2012, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle