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The Art of Dale Chihuly - Glass Art

Updated on March 22, 2022

Dale Chihuly's glass art

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Dale Chihuly

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.


DEC 3 - JUN 19, 2022

Chihuly in the Desert

Desert Botanical Garden & Taliesin West

Phoenix / Scottsdale, Arizona

Chihuly also has exhibitions in the following countries:




San Francisco




Permanent Installations

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Morean Arts Center

Franklin Park Conservatory

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Tacoma Art Museum

Dale Chihuly

Chihuly Exhibition History


Dale Chihuly

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.


Dale Chihuly/VIDRO

Museu de Arte de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil.

Museum Exhibitions

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


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