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.
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, Chihuly’s breathtaking works are installed along a paved and lighted trail, which winds through the museum’s natural Ozark forest.
Free for Members and youth ages 18 and younger.
Tickets are required. Your ticket gains you access to the exhibition at any time on 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. 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 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
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.View Menu
Drop-In Exhibition Tour
Monday and Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m.
Friday, 15 minutes before sunset.
Drop in for 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 on the forest trails.
- Water bottles and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome in Chihuly: In the Forest, but are not permitted inside the 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.
Sponsored at Crystal Bridges by
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 AmericaThis 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