chihuly at the mfa

I had a lovely weekend in Boston with fabulous weather, good friends and lots of relaxing activities.  I stopped by the wildly popular Dale Chihuly exhibit at the MFA, Through the Looking Glass, which opened in early April and for which one still needs to line up to get into.

By the way the new wing at the MFA is gorgeous. Designed by Sir Norman Foster, (one of my faves) if you haven’t seen it, go check it out!

Ok I know Chihuly’s work seems predictable to many at this point but I simply will never get tired of beautifully worked glass, especially at this scale and in such gorgeous hues. Chihuly’s career has spanned over 40 years now, which I think is a testament to how engaged he still remains with his explorations, and how much people truly love his installations.

I was especially interested in his inspiration on Native American basketry and textiles. Who knew glass could ever emulate the woven structures of natural fibers? Beautiful!

My favorite were the Neodymium Reeds on Logs, the purple grass-like shapes growing vertically from the wood. I wish I had a sculpture garden at this point :)

For more on Dale Chihuly go here.


© The Adamant Chic

2 Responses to “chihuly at the mfa”
  1. Christina says:

    Ok LOVE the photos! Although I was really hoping for a cameo ;-). Great piece and I miss you (and Dale) already!!!

  2. Tia Lu says:

    Un espectaculo incomparable! …mil gracias por la postal, Lauris. Me iluminaste el dia!

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