Treat yourself to an explosion of glorious color and form at the de Young Museum’s “Chihuly at the de Young”, a current exhibition that showcases both new and archival works of glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. Wander through eleven galleries of glass baskets, chandeliers, boats filled with spheres and other enchanting forms as well as a glass garden and much more. The gallery that displays the glass baskets also includes many items from the artist’s personal collection of Native American baskets and colorful Pendleton trade blankets. Another gallery includes a glassed-in ceiling that is filled with a myriad of glass forms called Persians. The exhibition runs through September 28.
Chihuly’s work is included in over two hundred museums around the world. His public installations include the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, temporary installations like “Chihuly over Venice” and museum installations like “Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000”. The artist’s beautiful Web site includes numerous photos, videos, articles, essays, and also writings, interviews and lectures by Chihuly.