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"Dale Chihuly: Installations"
2002-03-30 until 2002-06-23
Phoenix Art Museum
Over the past two decades, internationally acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly has created
stunning visions in glass of unsurpassed scale, complexity and brilliance,
revolutionizing the field. Phoenix Art Museum is proud to present the largest and most
comprehensive exhibition of his work to come to Phoenix.
Installations of Chihulys work have been exhibited all
over the world, yet each show is unique - a reflection of
its environment and the fact that many works are
comprised of multiple pieces of glass that are never
assembled in exactly the same way. Before designing
the show for Phoenix Art Museum, Chihuly visited the
Museum and responded to its pure and sweeping
spaces designed by architects Tod Williams and Billie
Tsien. The result is an exhibition of his work that is
experiential and breathtaking. With over 60 works,
Dale Chihuly: Installations at Phoenix Art Museum
includes many of Chihulyís most beloved series,
including Baskets, Macchias, Ikebanas, Persians,
Seaforms, Niijima Floats, Reeds, and Towers, as
well as rarely seen Jerusalem Cylinders and the never
before exhibited Mexican Hat Sconce.
The exhibition is organized by Phoenix Art Museum and Chihuly Studio. Support has
been provided by Merrill Lynch, Menís Arts Council, Barbara Turner Hitchcock, Susan
and Mark Mulzet and the Museumís Connoisseurs Circle. Promotional Support is
provided by KPNX-TV Channel 12, The Arizona Republic, Dillardís, Phoenix.
Dale Chihuly, 1997.
Collection of the artist.
Photo: Terry Rishel. (c) 1997 Dale Chihuly.