Chihuly, Groninger Museum, Groningen

Untill 5 May 2019

ChihulyChihuly will be an exhibition of sensational creations by world-renowned
American glass artist Dale Chihuly. The exhibition is specially curated for the
museum, in partnership with Chihuly Studio, and will be the largest European
museum showing of the artist’s work in the last 20 years. Comprising 16
installations inside and outside the building, Chihuly will provide a comprehensive overview of the artist’s body of work.

Dale Chihuly (b. 1941, Tacoma, Washington) is known for revolutionizing the
studio glass movement and elevating perceptions of glass. Over his 50-year
career, he has become known for his iconic glass sculptures and has created
large-scale installations with other materials including neon, ice, and Polyvitro –
a plastic material which Chihuly casts into individual pieces which resemble glass
crystals.

Chihuly is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the
world, in historic cities, museums and gardens. His work is included in more than
200 museum collections worldwide, at institutions including the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in
Washington, D.C., and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.