Look Up: Chihuly Glass

As mentioned in a previous post, one of the things we did with M the Younger last week while in Columbus was visit the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) to see the Chihuly Illuminated exhibit.  Because the CMA is currently undergoing renovations and what looks like some major construction, the Chihuly glass exhibit is almost the only thing to be seen there right now.  The nice thing about that is we were given a break on the cost of admission and one of us got in free.

I was — as usual with Chihuly glass — dazzled and amazed.  What Dale Chihuly can do with glass is incredible.  The first two photos fit the Look Up theme this month.  The rest do not.

The next photo shows a small sample of Native American blankets.  Chihuly collects Native American blankets and they are the inspiration behind some of his works.

Although I have plenty of photos, I’ll leave you with just one more.  I wouldn’t want to give away the whole exhibit (even if the photos really don’t do it justice).

Hint:  You can click on the photos to see a larger version.

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4 Comments on “Look Up: Chihuly Glass”

  1. Anna Surface says:

    What bright and beautiful images! I haven’t heard of or seen Chihuly Glass before. I love the Native American blankets. 🙂

    Say, I just looked over at your book list of what you’ve read so far. What did you think of ‘Under the Dome’ and ‘Jitterbug Perfume’? That is quite the collection you’ve read so far.

    • Robin says:

      Anna: I enjoyed both books and found them both to be pretty quick (and entertaining) reads. I’ve been moving along fairly quickly this year with my reading project. Last year was so bad that I thought I should try to make up for it this year. 😀

      If you get the opportunity to see a Chihuly glass exhibit, go for it. I think you’ll like it.

  2. OmbudsBen says:

    My wife is a big Chihuly fan. We’ve seen his stuff in three museums now. She likes it so much she took me to his museum of glass in Tacoma. It’s a bit over the top for me (I prefer stained glass windows), but anything that makes your spouse that happy is always a treat. 😀

    • Robin says:

      …but anything that makes your spouse that happy is always a treat. 😀

      Ain’t that the truth, OmbudsBen. 🙂 My husband likes stained glass windows, too. I like them (stained glass windows) well enough but prefer Chihuly’s over the top stuff.


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