Chihuly at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art
June 29 - September 29, 2013
Dale Chihuly has changed the face of glass design and inspired other artists during his long career. In two connected exhibitions, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is able to showcase glass artwork not generally found outside of larger cities. One of Chihuly’s most daring innovations was to challenge the notion that glass was best displayed on a pedestal by creating pieces intended to interact with architecture and the natural environment.
In the exhibition, Chihuly: Secret Garden,
Chihuly interweaves his glass with rocks, plants, theatrical elements, and colors to engage visitors in a new way. This exhibit, in collaboration with the Franklin Park Conservatory, exemplifies that concept by showcasing several of Chihuly’s most beloved series such as Macchia, Fiori, and Niijima Floats.
The second exhibition, The Chihuly Effect: Pushing the Boundaries of Studio Glass,
showcases artists and artwork inspired by Chihuly’s work. The vision and drama of Dale Chihuly’s unique approach to studio glass exponentially raised the art world’s appreciation of this medium. Chihuly’s success helped pave the way for other studio glass artists to further push the boundaries of traditional glass work. This exhibit is produced in collaboration with Habatat Galleries.
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm
This exhibition will require an extra $7 ticket above the normal admission charge for viewing. Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 East Main Street