This summer you can have a chance to see some of the famous works of Dale Chihuly at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. This exhibit is unique because not only does it feature his intricate blown glass art in the gallery, it also features a special exhibit in the Ozark woods.
Who is Dale Chihuly?
Dale Chihuly has been an artist for over 40 years working mainly with glass and neon but also paints, draws, and more. He is world-renowned for his blown glass and has brought to life many exciting exhibits including this one at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Chihuly sees glass as an art form of fire, breath, light, and gravity. He has also established two different school programs to inspire others to work with glass.
CHIHULY IN THE GALLERY
Inside the gallery you’ll notice that it’s very dark, this is to highlight the glass pieces with light. Around each piece, you’ll see sketches of the pieces before they came to life as well as brief video clips of Chihuly and the creation of the pieces.
CHIHULY IN THE WOODS
Crystal Bridges Museum of Art offers a variety of walking and hiking trails that are typically all free to enjoy. The Chihuly In the Woods exhibit is located on the North Forest Trail which is accessed from the museum’s north elevator tower. The trail is one mile long and is stroller and wheelchair friendly. At night the pieces light up and create a magical display.
COST TO ATTEND
Chihuly In the Gallery + In the Forest: June 3, 2017 – August 14, 2017 – $20/adult, FREE/18 & younger (free for members)
Chihuly In the Forest: August 16th, 2017 – November 13th, 2017 – $10/adult, FREE/18 & younger (free for members)
You must buy tickets in advance to reserve a time slot for the gallery portion of the Chihuly exhibit. However, the forest can be viewed at any time during your visit.
Sunday-Monday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday – Friday:10am- 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Crystal Bridges Museum of Art is located in northwest Arkansas at 600 Museum Way Bentonville AR, 72712