Chihuly at the MFA
We visited the MFA today to see the Chihuly ‘Through the Looking Glass’ exhibit with Peter.
I’ve been fascinated by Dale Chihuly’s glass installations ever since seeing a program about his installation of enormous chandeliers like the one above (only even bigger) in Venice over 20 years ago. It was amazing to be able to finally see some of these impressive pieces in person.
One thing you miss seeing at the museum is the process that went into creating the individual pieces of glass and how the large installations are put together. But the MFA even has that covered, Peter got the multimedia tour – an iPod touch loaded with an audio tour and videos about each piece. In one case a time lapse of putting together the Lime Green Icicle Tower, in another how they created the glass parts in the studio.
When we left the MFA we went for a walk over to the James P. Kelleher Rose Garden in the Fens, where we discovered that one of the roses was a Chihuly Rose. Somehow this photo with the purple alliums, and the bright colors does echo the Mille Fiore above.
Here’s a slide show with more pictures.