Monday, April 8, 2013

Art is everywhere: Chihuly

The hubs, my kids and I will be taking a train ride up to the Pacific Northwest at the end of this month. We will make stopovers at Portland-Oregon, Tacoma-Washington, and Seattle-Washington. Needless to say, I am looking forward to a long-needed vacation out of town as well as visiting places I have never been. 

I've been compiling a list of places I hope to see over at Pinterest (check it out).

One of the places I'm excited about visiting is Tacoma, Washington, if only for the chance to visit the Tacoma Art Museum for one Dale Chihuly.  I became aware of this artist when I visited Las Vegas's Bellagio and witnessed the most amazing and beautiful ceiling sculpture:

To my untrained artful eye, it looked like an explosion of sugar candy. Chihuly's Fiori di Como is actually a representation of Italian fields in the spring. 

Tacoma Art Museum
The Tacoma Art Museum has the largest permanent collection of Chihuly's glass work. Chihuly was born in Tacoma and continues to gift the museum with his work. 

Several of Chihuly's work can be seen for free throughout Tacoma. The most significant is his Bridge of Glass which leads to The Museum of Glass. The Seaform Pavilion section of the bridge has over 2300 pieces of his glass sculptures seemingly suspended over the walkway. 

Bridge of Glass

In Seattle, Washington, I have to make it a point to visit The Seattle Center to visit Chihuly's Garden and Glass Exhibition.  Chihuly's glass sculptures are seen "growing" out of the garden and in the "greenhouse." 

Seattle Center

Just amazing.


  1. I completely agree with you...Amazing!
    I'm following via GFC from Meet & Greet. =0)

  2. Anything Chihuly sounds amazing! Just make sure Milo doesn't get too close to those glass sculptures! ;-)

    1. Our luck we make it to the local papers for breaking a Chihuly sculpture.

  3. Hello dear, gorgeous pictures! I really like your blog, it’s very interesting! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin and facebook …just let me know If you follow me, I follow you back.
    Kisses, have a nice day!

    Le Blog de Michelle

    1. Thanks for visiting - I visited your blog and am now following via GFC. You have a great day as well


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