The Museum’s Glass Pavilion will be vibrant with color, shimmer, and style when the works of internationally prominent glass artist Dale Chihuly are shown from September 17–November 29. Although probably best-known locally for Campilello del Remier #2, the nine-foot chandelier that graces the Monroe Street entrance to the Glass Pavilion, Chihuly has had a long relationship with Toledo. The exhibition is grounded in the studio glass movement, born nearly 50 years ago with the legendary “Toledo Workshops” at the Toledo Museum of Art. In 1970, Dale Chihuly was invited to Toledo to showcase his creations in a study of contemporary art glass; the Seattle native’s contributions have been a part of Toledo’s studio glass tradition ever since.
The first of several events leading up to the Museum’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the studio glass movement in 2012, this exhibition offers rarely seen master works from TMA’s extensive collection of Chihuly’s work. Sketches and drawings that inspired the work will be part of the exhibit as well. Plan now to see Chihuly Toledo! for the rare opportunity to experience these incredible works for free.
Toledo Museum of Art - 17.09.2009-29.11.2009
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