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Chihuly Garden & Glass

305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

Chihuly has often said, “I want my work to appear as though it came from nature so if someone found it… they might think it belonged there.”

Chihuly takes his work beyond traditional indoor gallery presentations with the Garden, anchored by four monumental sculptures, the exhibition provides an opportunity for discovery and surprise. A rich backdrop for the art, it features paths lined with trees, plants and flowers.

The centerpiece of Chihuly Garden and Glass is the Glasshouse. A 40-foot tall, glass and steel structure covering 4,500 square feet of light-filled space housing a 100-foot long sculpture in a color palette of reds, oranges, yellows and amber. Made of many individual elements, it is one of Chihuly’s largest suspended sculptures. The perception of the artwork varies greatly with natural light and as the day fades into night.

The eight galleries and three Drawing Walls of the Exhibition Hall offer a comprehensive collection of Dale Chihuly’s significant series of work.

The Chihuly Garden and Glass Theater presents short videos on Chihuly’s working process—interviews, glassblowing, working onsite doing installations and exhibitions. Visitors will see the choreography in the hotshop as the team executes his vision. The Theater is a gathering place for lectures, educational and community events in a state-of-the-art audio visual environment.