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Chihuly: In the Forest

August 16 – November 27, 2017

Dale Chihuly, Red Reeds
Dale Chihuly, Neodymium Reeds, 2012, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle

Chihuly at Crystal Bridges

This fall, experience a stunning outdoor exhibition featuring the work of artist Dale Chihuly. Presented for the first time in an Ozark woods, it’s a world of wonder, waiting to be explored, only at Crystal Bridges.

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, Chihuly’s breathtaking works are installed along a paved and lighted trail, which winds through the museum’s natural Ozark forest.

Chihuly: In the Forest exhibition trailer

About Chihuly

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. 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.

Dale Chihuly, Purple Reeds
Dale Chihuly, Purple Reeds, ©Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Dale Chihuly, Azure Icicle Chandelier (detail)
Dale Chihuly, Azure Icicle Chandelier, 2016, blown glass and steel, 210 in. × 105 in. × 101 in. (533.4 × 266.7 × 256.5 cm). Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2019.11

High South Food Truck

Introducing High South on a Roll: Crystal Bridges’ new food truck featuring a variety of distinctive sandwiches showcasing the tastes and traditions of the the “High South” region of the Ozarks and served on a roll: fresh, delicious, and just for you. Sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Food from Crystal Bridges High South food truck

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Terri 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.