Chihuly is at the Dallas Arboretum

August 17, 2012 @ 9:00 am

Ever hear the expression about people who live in glass houses?

Glass artist Dale Chihuly was probably the architect of those homes.

Water Lilies ~ credit Susan Cullen

Hailing from Seattle, Chihuly was introduced to glass art while studying interior design at the University of Washington. Since then he has become renowned for his free-standing glass sculptures and houses.

An innovator in glassblowing, his works have been seen by more than 10 million people in seven countries, 200 museums and over 97 different venues.  Cities including; London, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago have hosted this masters’ vibrantly colored figures.

His exhibitions took a botanical twist in 2001 when Chihuly’s art glass was first displayed in gardens and arboretums. His twelfth outdoor garden exhibition is going on now in Dallas until November 5, 2012.

Appropriately named for the exhibition in Dallas is the “Texas Star” ~ credit Susan Cullen


People from all over Texas and the world are traveling to the Dallas Arboretum. The 66-acre arboretum is currently featuring his brilliant, vivid glass art in 15 locations throughout the landscape.

On Tuesday and Thursday evenings “Concerts in the Arboretum” add music to the beauty of the dramatic display.


Dale Chihuly’s Two Boats ~ credit Susan Cullen

Dale Chihuly is a pioneer in the field of art glassblowing. As his website states Chihuly is, “A prodigiously prolific artist whose work balances content with an investigation of the material’s properties of translucency and transparency. “

Simply put – Dale Chihuly’s sculptures are a sight to behold and admire. 

Dallas Arboretum

8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218   214-515-6500


Special thanks to Susan Cullen for letting me know about the Chihuly exhibition. If you have a travel destination you’d like to share, please let me know.

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