Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chihuly at the De Young Museum

Late last year, in the Fall, I was fortunate enough to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the De Young Museum. After two failed attempts I was finally was successful on the third. On both attempts I arrived at the museum only to find all the afternoon show times sold out. I wised up, bought my tickets online and caught the show two days before it closed.

Ah it was a blast, so much to see, photograph and absorb. I know nothing about glass work but I enjoyed myself nevertheless. By the time I got out of the exhibit I was done mentally. I perused the museum's permanent collection afterwards but I was looking without really seeing. What I really needed was a nice glass of red and time to reflect upon the Chihuly exhibit. I was mesmerized by the pieces and as an added bonus, there was a film that was shown in a separate room that gave viewers a peek into his process. The film documented a one week workshop where Chihuly, associates and guest artists were creating all these crazy beautiful glass sculptures. I'd like to get my hands on that video one day. It made me appreciate the finished pieces even more.









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