March 7th, 2014 – Chihuly in the Desert Botanical Garden – Phoenix, AZ

We started our annual Spring Training Baseball tour this year by going to the Desert Botanical Garden to see the Chihuly exhibit.  Artist Dale Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world in historic cities, museums and gardens. Chihuly’s work is  included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide including the Metropolitan  Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass.  We got to see them in both the day light and the dark and it was very cool.  Some of the structures in the garden were at least 25 feet tall.   Leslie was all excited to buy a smaller version of one until we went to the store and found out that a small bowl or sculpture cost $7,000.  Oh well, we have the pictures.

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3 thoughts on “March 7th, 2014 – Chihuly in the Desert Botanical Garden – Phoenix, AZ

  1. Jim Zickos

    Another of our favorites in Tucson was the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. I guess its still there.

  2. Arlene

    He’s an amazing artist.

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  3. Judy

    These pictures are wonderful!! Think I’ll save some for my screen. Sorry you didn’t get one Leslie. That must have been disappointing. Maybe next time… ha!

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