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Chihuly Garden and Glass visit

When in Seattle...

For someone like me–that likes the intersection of art and gardens–the Chihuly Gardens and Glass “gallery” in Seattle, literally at the base of the Space Needle, is my Mecca.

The Gardens and Glass gallery is at the base of Seattle’s Space Needle. It’s hard to get a decent photo of the “Viola Crystal Tower” without the Space Needle in it!

On a recent trip to Seattle our first ever, it was the first place we visited the first day we arrived. Since seeing a Chihuly exhibition in Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Gallery in 1997, my wife and I have been hooked. this was before his projects that included gardens.

The exhibition covered many of his works series – the Chandeliers, the Macchia (flower-ish-shaped bowls), a glass forest, one of his Persian Ceilings, Ikibana and Float Boats, among other projects and collections.

The gallery opened in 2012. A central feature is its glass house, its design inspired by Sainte-Chapelle in Paris and the Crystal Palace in London.

I’ve seen a couple other installations of his glass in different botanical gardens around the U.S. and abroad. I can’t wait to see more.

It had $26/person entry fee. Worth every penny.

See past posts on other Chihuly exhibitions:

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2 comments on “Chihuly Garden and Glass visit

  1. Spectacular! I especially love the black and white glass surrounded by the black mondo grass – very Ansel Adams. Dale Chihuly has transformed gardens throughout the world with his organic glass work.


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