Chilhuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Glass House, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum

The first Chihuly art piece I ever saw was the Fiori Di Como, an awe inspiring glass sculpture displayed upon the ceiling in Bellagio’s lobby in Las Vegas. This is said to be one of his most famous works. Years later we spotted a few more pieces at Atlantis Paradise resort in the Bahamas which were equally as dazzling.

Chihuly Garden and Glass is a long term exhibition comprised of both indoor and outdoor installations located at the base of the Seattle Space Needle. The exhibition showcases the artist's staggering hand blown glass sculptures while also exploring the inspiration and influences behind his works. Dale Chihuly was first introduced to the glass blowing technique integral to his artistic process when while working at the Venini glass factory in Venice. Chihuly cofounded the Pilchuck Glass School in 1971 which led in the development of glass as a fine art.  His work can currently be seen in more than 200 museum collections worldwide.

The exhibition space was smaller than I expected but it was well curated with a progressive flow. The presentation is divided into eleven sections including a theater where you can view a four minute short film about the artist. In viewing his work up close, I can only describe it as beautifully colorful, delicate and intricate at the same time. Particularly impressive were the Glass House,  a 40 foot glass and steel structure with a stunning 100 foot long suspended sculpture and the bold and vibrant Persian Ceiling which was simply mesmerizing.  I even captured my husband taking his own photos in there. Be sure to check out my Seattle Travel Diary to see the rest of our vacation!

Are you familiar with Dale Chihuly's art? What's catching your eye here?

GLASS FOREST
Chihuly Glass Forest, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
SEALIFE ROOM
Chihuly Sea Life, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
PERSIAN CEILING
Chihuly Persian Ceiling, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
Chihuly Persian Ceiling, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
MILLE FIORI
Chihuly Mille Fiori, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
CHANDELIERS
Chihuly Chandeliers, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
MACCHIA FOREST
Chihuly Macchia Forest, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
Chihuly Macchia Forest, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
GLASS HOUSE
Chihuly Glass House, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
GARDEN
Chihuly Garden, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
Chihuly Garden, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
Chihuly Garden, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum
Chihuly Garden, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, Chilhuly Glass Art, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Seattle, Chilhuly Miuseum

34 comments

Beauty Unearthly said...

Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :) xx

Anonymous said...

Amazing creations, amazing pics!

Lilli said...

Nope, Im not familiar at all so is very nice to discover it from u. Im actually so impressed by this form of art, Persian Ceiling is outstanding, I think its my fav spot. Kisses! xo

Gabrielle said...

This place really does look incredible - so much colour and flair! I'm sorry to hear it wasn't quite as big as you'd anticipated, though what was there looks to have been super impressive :)

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Pooja Mittal said...

super cool !!
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Nice post dear!


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Paola Lauretano said...

Wow, such a great form of art... AMAZING creations!
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Emmylou MW said...

Woweee! Just stunning, Rowena! I've never heard of him before TBH, which is a shame. His work is pretty amazeballz. The Glass House is beautiful. The whole exhibit is, actually....my fave is the Mille Fiori I think, but love the Sealife Room as well.

Elle Sees said...

I have! I've been fortunate there are pieces in the past 2 towns I've lived in.

little luxury list said...

I love Chihuly pieces and these don't disappoint. They are full of such color and vibrancy!

Stanislava E. said...

Unfortunately, I am not familiar with Dale Chihuly's art, so thank you for introducing me. This is just a piece of perfection. The chandeliers look so beautiful, I love the sophisticated and colourful design. The exhibition seems to offer awesome stuff that has to be seen!

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Lovely post! Kisses:)

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Pilar said...

These creations are absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing these amazing images! I would to see these pieces in person!

Kim Alston said...

Rowena, I love looking at installations! They are always so magical! The artwork. The colors. Absolutely gorgeous.
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Shireen L. Platt said...

Must say that I am not familiar with him and his work at all so thank you for the introduction, Rowena. One thing for sure, you're making me really want to visit Seattle as soon as possible.

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Alicia Mackin said...

Oh yeah this a huge trend in the art scene in Seattle. It was a decade ago when I lived there. And your photos are amazing I love the shot of glass flower formations with the Space Needle through the domed top, very nice!

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Mica T said...

Oh wow, what a stunning exhibit! It's hard to pick a favourite, they are all incredible. While your photos are great I bet they are even more impressive in person :)

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Ann-Marie Cato said...

Wow, such amazing art form. These creations are just incredible! Thanks for sharing Hun!

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jo said...

Me too! The only time I saw these beautiful pieces is in Bellagio and I always take tons of pics of it.

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Maggie Dallospedale said...

Omg so beautiful place
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sonia de macedo said...

Oh wow. Just wow. I can't even begin to imagine just how amazing this would be to view in person. I'm mesmerised by those garden pieces. So beautiful.

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Linda Libra Loca said...

I never heard of him before, but I like glass art in general. So fragile and ethereal. The pictures from the glass house are my favorites, I loved them on your Instagram as well.

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Lenya said...

I am not familiar with his work but this is an amazing exhibition. Thx for sharing with us, Rowena.
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Phumie Alabs said...

What a beautiful scene! Great post, thanks for sharing.


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Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Wow this is so beautiful! Adore the shots x

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Coco said...

It's so beautiful! Everything is catching my eye! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

Corinne said...

Oh wow these are stunning! I've never seen anything like it, esp the first photo. Beautiful art!

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

The glass forest is so cool!

Gingi Freeman said...

WOW!!! Those are all so gorgeous!!!! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Simera H said...

Wow I have never seen anything like this before. It sure is beautiful and eye catching.
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FASHION TALES said...

Chihuly's work is definitely memorable and makes an impression even in a glance. The Persian ceiling as well as The Glass House caught my eye. Installations are wonderul and take a good team of people to execute. Thanks for sharing with such lovely photos.

Anonymous said...

Great photos! I saw a similar (or the same?) exhibition in Toronto in August. Love his work.

ANOUK

Ivana Split said...

I'm simply blown away by these creations. This artist really has an unique vision. Thanks for sharing.

Chelsey said...

I can't believe the first artwork is made of glass. That's amazing!