The art of Dale Chihuly - Glass Art
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The art of glass blowing has been around since the times of the Phoenicians in the B.C. era. Glass blowers and makers alike have long kept their skills a secret. This solitude would last thousands of years and the glass was worth a lot due to it's rarity. Since glass workers worked by themselves, they hardly produced a lot of work and hence why the work would be expensive. A modern day artist out of Tacoma, Washington would change these ways of the glass blowers for generations to come.
Dale Patrick Chihuly was born in Tacoma, Washington on September 20, 1941. He had tragic early life losing his father to a heart attack and his brother in a flight training accident. With his mother by his side he graduated from high school and eventually attended College of the Puget Sound. After one year he transferred to the University of Washington where there he would join the glass making movement founded by Harvey Littleton. He would then go on to achieve a bachelor of arts degree in interior design and a Master of science in sculpture. An automobile accident in in England in 1976 threw Dale Chihuly through the windshield severely injuring his face. He has since wore a patch over his left eye.
What Dale Chihuly did that he's most known for is not even the art itself. It was the process that it took to make the art. Most glass blowers would keep to themselves but Dale Chihuly incorporated team work into the fraction hence producing more pieces faster. Also the level of sizes Chihuly's art is amazing. Structures stories high. Dale Chihuly's art is all over the world. He is the father of glass blowing and is credited with bringing glass blowing into the arts.
I personally love Dale Chihuly's pieces. I see a lot of articles and blogs that take away from what he's achieved. People are saying that his art is too vastly produced to be considered art. Anyone who follows art knows that his pieces are everywhere contemporary art is. I ask of those who know about Chihuly or just in general, "How do you feel about massed produced art"? Should it be an art at all? The fact that Dale Chihuly is mostly known for combining teams of people to create art at a consistent rate is why art critics wish to devalue his works and legacy.
Here are Dale Chihuly's exhibits schedules for 2015.
Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta, Georgia - 04.30.16 – 10.30.16
Chihuly Drawings Wichita Art Museum Wichita, Kansas - 05.21.16 – 09.11.16
CHIHULY at Schantz Schantz Galleries Stockbridge, Massachusetts - 07.08.16 – 08.28.16
Chihuly at the Sandra Ainsley Gallery - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 04.11.15 – 06.07.15
Chihuly also has exhibitions in the following countries:
Chihuly Exhibition History
University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin.
Glass Environment: Dale Chihuly & James Carpenter
Museum of Contemporary CraftsNew York, New York.
Dale Chihuly: Indian Blanket Cylinders
Museum of Fine Arts, University of UtahSalt Lake City, Utah.
Dale Chihuly: Indian Blanket Cylinders
Institute of American Indian Art MuseumSanta Fe, New Mexico.
Dale Chihuly: Glass Cylinders
Bell Gallery, Brown UniversityProvidence, Rhode Island.
Dale Chihuly: Glass Cylinders
Wadsworth AtheneumHartford, Connecticut.
Baskets and Cylinders: Recent Glass by Dale Chihuly
Renwick Gallery, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution Washington, District Of Columbia.
Museu de Arte de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil.
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Across the world there are Chihuly exhibitions that are permanent and non permanent displays. Here they are listed.
Addison Gallery of American Art Andover,
Massachusetts Akita Senshu Museum of Art Akita,
Japan Akron Art Museum Akron,
Ohio Albany Museum of Art Albany,
Georgia Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo, New York
Allied Arts Association Richland, Washington
Arizona State University Art Museum Tempe,
Arizona Arkansas Arts Center Little Rock, Arkansas
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth, Australia
Art Museum of South Texas Corpus Christi, Texas
Art Museum of Southeast Texas Beaumont, Texas
Arts Centre Martinsburg, West Virginia
Asheville Art Museum Asheville, North Carolina
Auckland Museum Auckland, New Zealand
Austin Museum of Art Austin, Texas
Austin Museum of Art–Laguna Gloria Austin, Texas
Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts Tokyo, Japan
Ball State University Museum of Art Muncie, Indiana
Beach Museum of Art Manhattan, Kansas Berkeley Art Museum,
University of California Berkeley, California
Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham, Alabama
Boca Raton Museum of Art Boca Raton, Florida Brauer
Museum of Art, Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana
Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn, New York
Cafesjian Center for the Arts Yerevan, Armenia
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Canadian Craft Museum Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Center for the Arts Vero Beach, Florida
Charles H. MacNider Art Museum Mason City, Iowa
Chrysler Museum of Art Norfolk, Virginia
Cincinnati Art Museum Cincinnati, Ohio Cleveland
Museum of Art Cleveland, Ohio
Clinton Library and Archives Little Rock, Arkansas
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Colorado Springs, Colorado
Columbia Museum of Art Columbia, South Carolina
Columbus Museum Columbus, Georgia
Columbus Museum of Art Columbus, Ohio
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia Virginia Beach, Virginia
Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, Ohio
Contemporary Crafts Association and Gallery Portland, Oregon
Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Hawaii
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution New York, New York
Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, District Of Columbia
Corning Museum of Glass Corning, New York
Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, California
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Bentonville, Arkansas
Currier Gallery of Art Manchester, New Hampshire
Daiichi Museum Nagoya, Japan
Dallas Museum of Art Dallas, Texas
Danske Kunstindustrimuseum Copenhagen, Denmark
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art Sedalia, Missouri
David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island
Dayton Art Institute Dayton, Ohio
De Young Museum and the Legion of Honor San Francisco, California
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Lincoln, Massachusetts
Delaware Art Museum Wilmington, Delaware
Denver Art Museum Denver, Colorado
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix, Arizona
Design Museum Gent Gent, Belgium
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit, Michigan
Dowse Art Museum Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Eretz Israel Museum Tel Aviv, Israel
Everson Museum of Art Syracuse, New York
Experience Music Project Seattle, Washington
Dale Chihuly at work
Chihuly at work
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