Sunday, July 10, 2011

Get Thee to the Chihuly Show

You have until August 7 to see the Dale Chihuly glass exhibition at the MFA. It's spectacular work, beautifully installed, and definitely worth the trip over there — especially if you choose a Wednesday after 4 pm, when admission is free (voluntary donation) instead of $22.

It's not an overwhelmingly long or complicated show to study, it's just visual overload in the best possible way, with lots of massive, eye-poppingly vivid assemblages. It's perfect entertainment for a summer evening.

Some photos, quickly snapped without flash:

The "glass ceiling" is my favorite part of the show.

Some of this reminds me of Delia Deetz's renovation of the ghosts' 
house in the movie Beetlejuice.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing, isn't it! I saw some of his work in San Francisco and it was awesome and so inspiring. Glad the exhibition came to your town!


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