Chihuly at the de Yound

I had said I would post some pics of Chihuly at the de Young museum in
San Francisco.
The pics don't do it justice....it was beyond gorgeous!! Here's the
link:
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just me,
Cathy from KY in CA
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Cathy from KY in CA
It's coming! The MFA will have a Chihuly exhibition from April 10 to August 7. Also, they will have an exhibition of Embroideries of Colonial Boston from April 2 to August 28. Come down for a day and you can do them both!
And if you do, I'm just down the street from the museum.
Haven't checked RCTN in a while, what with four hospitalizations in 2010 and newly arthritic fingers, but I do look in occasionally.
Felice
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Felice
The candles in the logs were about 10 feet tall. Some pieces took up an entire room...such as this one.!! Some of the pieces were overhead...lying on a glass ceiling...the cherub was one of those.
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Cathy from KY in CA
Ditto - but for coming up instead of down ;^)
Nice to see you back, Felice. Hope you're doing well.
ellice
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Ellice K.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass April 10, 2011 - August 7, 2011
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geoblum
When we went they have a movie that is about an hour or so long for you to go watch after you go thru the exhibit. It was very crowded so we decided to watch the film first. We were glad we did because it shows him working and making all his pieces. Each collection has a theme and he would tell you about each theme and what inspired him to make it.
We found it more interesting as we went thru, to know all this as we looked at each collection.
Each room was just more amazing than the last! There are HUGE pieces that hang from the ceiling. In the last room, the exhibit is the length of a huge room and pieces in it are about 15 feet tall!!
Go early and plan for the whole day......we went through all the rooms several times...and each time, we would see things we had missed before.
just me, Cathy from KY in CA
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Cathy from KY in CA
I googled him and found his own site very interesting.
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Thanks for bringing him to my attention - I was probably lacking that I didn't know about him before .
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lucretiaborgia
There was a lovely glass ceiling at The Venetian in Las Vegas - I wonder now if he was the person who created it. Pretty much everything about Vegas was forgettable (sorry if someone lives there) but that ceiling has stayed in my memory.
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lucretiaborgia
On 3/30/11 6:07 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,
This past year we saw a documentary about the making of some huge museum installation by Chihuly . I believe we saw it on OVATION - the arts network, but also there is a show that cycles around on the PBS network. For those interested, I got a DVD set from the library - IIRC it was called "365 Chihuly" . He's an amazing person, and has quite a group of artists that work with him.
One year on Top Chef they had a challenge to do with dishes inspired by artists exhibits - and one of them had the Chihuly exhibit. I think it must've been the Vegas season, and this woman tried to say she'd been inspired by a large Chihuly sculpture in one of the hotels. The judges didn't think she did too well - but the Chihuly piece shown was fabulous.
Ellice
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Ellice K.
Me, either! I was thinking the logs were maybe a foot long or so! Guess it's not something I could put in my living room! lol
Joan
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Joan E.
there are couple of shows on HD Theater or the ilk - one on an installation at Kew, one in Venice and can not recall if there were more.
C
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Cheryl Isaak

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