Whether you’re familiar with contemporary glass sculpture or not, it is highly unlikely that you will leave the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts without being blown away (no pun intended). The exhibit is made up of nine installations, each specifically chosen by Chihuly and based on layout. The displays are nothing less than exceptional, all of them with a different theme mimicking organic shapes. The flamboyant designs of Chihuly, combined with the perfect ambient lighting, are showcased with exploding vibrant colours. Visitors walk through the exhibit of the beautifully crafted glass sculptures within arms reach, so if you’re the clumsy type you might not want to get too close to the displays! There really is something hypnotizing about the forms and colours used in all of Dale Chihuly’s work; you could even say that the entire exhibit is sort of like looking through a kaleidoscope. The space is utilized to its full potential, with works mounted on walls and hanging high up from the ceiling, eclipsing some of the most beautiful and magnificent chandeliers you might’ve witnessed previously. The exhibit runs from June 8 until October 27. For those who don’t mind visiting during hours where it might be a little crowded, The Museum offers a reduced entrance fee of 10$ on Wednesday night’s from 5pm-9pm.
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