Until 5 May 2019
‘Chihuly’ 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; it 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.