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Be prepared to have your sense of awe ignited as you experience Chihuly In The Gallery at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  No amount of promotion can adequately prepare you for the explosion of light and color that are represented in the seemingly endless blown glass shapes that you’ll see throughout the exhibition.

Here are just a few examples of Chihuly’s blown glass that are a part of Chihuly In The Gallery:

His Cylinders series, inspired by American Indian blankets, as well as an entire wall of his collection of “Pendletons” is on display.

Cylinders and American Indian Blankets

You’ll see an early 1965 example of a Weaving With Fused Glass.  The small blue pieces of glass used in this type of weaving served as his inspiration to enroll in the groundbreaking graduate program in studio glass at the University of Wisconsin led by Harvel Littleton, and the rest is history.

Weaving With Fused Glass

The brilliant Fire Orange Baskets represent Chihuly’s fascination with off-center form.

Fire Orange Baskets

Winter Brilliance a Chandelier/Tower combination takes your breath away.  Stay at the exhibit long enough to watch the ever changing color patterns set to Claude Debussy’s La Mer.


Examples of the expansive, jaw dropping Calendula Persians exhibit.

Calendula Persians

Chihuly is one of America’s premier artists, and stands alone as the world’s most renowned blown glass artist, the one who has continually pushed the limits of what can be done with breath, fire and light as it relates to the medium of glass. Do not miss this stunning exhibit!

Additional examples of Chihuly’s amazing art:


Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest
June 3 – August 14, 2017- Cost is $20 and Free for members of Crystal Bridges

Chihuly: In the Forest
August 16 – November 13, 2017 – Cost is $10 and Free for Crystal Bridges members

Free for Members and youth ages 18 and younger.

Due to popularity and capacity limits, a ticket is required and will show an entry time for the gallery portion; the outdoor portion can be viewed any time the day of your reservation.

Stay tuned for our upcoming article, Chihuly in the Forest at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.