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A sea of Chihuly : Museum of Glass part 1

August 6th, 2004 · 2 Comments


Thanks to Anita Rowland’s suggestion in a comment on a previous post I wrote, the girls and I visited the Museum of Glass in Tacoma last week. While there I also thought of Lenn Pryor and my brother, glass-blowers I know, wondering what their opinion would be of the place.

The best pieces – in my opinion – and the only Chihuly ones we saw – were displayed outside the museum. While walking from the Washington State History Museum to the Museum of Glass, one passes by a wall of Chihuly fanciful vases and beneath a glass ceiling of creations…



I felt I could stand there for hours admiring the pieces in the sunlight. Some people did…photographers who were standing beneath the glass ceiling when we first walked past were still there when we came out of the museum.

More on the museum, including the Hot Shop.

Tags: culture

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Janelle // Aug 6, 2004 at 11:59 am

    Those are gorgeous pictures! That’s a great idea to go there. I didn’t know it was there.

  • 2 Myko // Aug 9, 2004 at 11:45 am

    Next time you’re in Seattle, stop by:

    Lenn took me there one night to watch the blowers in teh studio. He wanted open time, but there was a class. The owner is so amazingly nice. Aileen and I walked by this past Saturday night at 10PM, and he was pulling in items from their sidewalk sale. He let us in, turned on the lights, and rang up a sale for us.

    Well worth a visit, if even just to look at the pieces, but they’ll usually let you back into the studio as well.