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.
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
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.
Cathy from KY in CA
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.
On 3/30/11 6:07 AM, in article email@example.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.