Opened in 2012 at Seattle Center, the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit has been awing guests ever since. A Washington native, Dale Chihuly was first introduced to glass as an interior design student at the University of Washington. After winning a Fulbright Fellowship, he worked and studied glass blowing in Venice, and has led the movement of glass as fine art for nearly 40 years. Chihuly was pleased to be offered the opportunity to design the Exhibition Hall, the Garden installation, and the Glasshouse in his own community—adjacent to Seattle’s iconic Space Needle. These landmarks are a can’t-miss opportunity on your next Seattle vacation. With convenient downtown locations, Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals are the perfect choice to be within easy distance of the Chihuly Glass Museum Seattle and other top Seattle destinations.
The Glass Museum Seattle Washington Exhibition at Chihuly Garden and Glass includes eight galleries, a lush garden, and Glasshouse centerpiece. The dazzling displays provide a glimpse into the influences and inspiration that have guided Chihuly throughout his career. Gallery displays offer a look at the evolution of Chihuly’s work and his career-long habit of pushing the boundaries of glass art in concept, execution, and presentation. The centerpiece Glasshouse is home to a boundary-pushing 100-foot long suspended sculpture, one of Chihuly’s largest hanging pieces. Featuring a brilliant color palette of reds, oranges, yellows, and amber, the viewer’s impression of the dramatic piece varies greatly with shifts in sunlight through the 40-foot tall glass ceiling, and as day turns to night.
The lush Garden is anchored by four monumental sculptures. The combination of vibrant plant-life and Chihuly’s larger and smaller works is a delight to the senses. Walk tree-lined paths in the shadow of Seattle’s Space Needle and discover masterpieces of both nature and glass art.
Exhibition hosts share information and observations about Chihuly’s work in daily Gallery Talks & Tours. Gallery Talks are included with general admission. You can also inquire about an upgrade to the Private Tour Package at the admissions counter.
See live glass working demonstrations by local artists throughout the week in the Flameworking Studio. Experts in their field, the artists demonstrate the intricate process of melting and shaping glass, and are available at this Glass Museum Seattle Washington to answer questions about working with that medium in art.
Don’t Miss Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit
Pictures can’t do justice to Chihuly Glass Museum Seattle ’s stunning work. Whether you are an art connoisseur or novice, you will be awestruck by his installations at Seattle Center. Call Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals today at 206-456-5251 or browse our selection of rentals online to book your trip, and don’t miss your opportunity to visit Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit!