The Chihuly Garden and Glass is an awe-inspiring must see exhibit located at Seattle Center showcasing the studio glass of the amazingly talented master glass artist, Dale Chihuly.
Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in what was the first glass program in the country. Later, he continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he further established the glass program and taught for over a decade.
In 1968, after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, he went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice. While there he observed the "team approach" to blowing glass, which he adopted and is essential to the way he creates today. In 1971, Chihuly co-founded The Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. With this international glass center, Chihuly has become a leader in the development of glass as a fine art.
His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide and he is the recipient of many awards, including twelve honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Chihuly Garden and Glass, a long-term exhibition, opened at Seattle Center in 2012 and is guaranteed to inspire.