Monday, February 1, 2010

Chihuly Reimagined Exhibit

According to the Franklin Park website:

An exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s glass artwork 
at Franklin Park Conservatory in 2003 and 2004 
drew a record number of visitors 
and made a lasting impression on all who viewed it.
 Installations of Chihuly’s vibrant work were placed throughout
 the Conservatory, among the plant collections.
 In the summer of 2004, The Friends of the Conservatory
 - a private, nonprofit group -
 purchased most of the pieces
 included in that exhibition for Franklin Park Conservatory.  
It is the largest collection owned by a conservatory
 or botanical garden. 
The full collection represented by thousands of individually
blown glass elements is now on view,
along with new work by this world-renowned artist 
in an exhibition titled Chihuly Reimagined.

Smaller works

These hanging items are HUGE
there is no way a picture 
can capture how awesome they are

Pieces among the plants

These reminded me of easter eggs


  1. Atlanta had an exhibit of Chihuly and it was awesome. Several pieces remain there now.

  2. That glass is amazing. I've seen it before but I've never seen the cobalt spikes or the glass spheres (which I am seriously in love with now) Such a great post...and wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. I would have to hibernate in there in the winter. It is spring year round!!