Our award-winning James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing will provide a dramatic setting for Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a major exhibition of work by internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, opening October 20, 2012. Chihuly’s art remains at the cutting edge of the technical and virtuoso possibilities of glass as a medium, and this exhibition will include many iconic works for which Chihuly is known — Ikebana, Mille Fiori, Chandeliers, Tabac Baskets, Venetians, Boats, Persian Ceiling — as well as site-specific installations, taking advantage of our soaring Atrium and reflecting pools.
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The presentation at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is Chihuly’s third major U.S. museum exhibition in recent years, with record-breaking crowds attending exhibitions of his work at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in 2008 and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2011. Dale Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the medium of glass from the realm of craft to fine art. The studio in Seattle, Washington, which Chihuly founded and directs, is an extraordinary workshop, employing many of the greatest glass artists to realize his unique vision.
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The Banner Exhibition Program at VMFA is made possible by the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund
- The Richard S. Reynolds Foundation
- Fred T. and Roddy P. Tattersall
- Eda Hofstead Cabaniss
- Mrs. Frances M. Dulaney
- Frances Lewis,
and Andy and Ginny Lewis
- True and Charlie Luck
- Steve and Kathie Markel
- Norfolk Southern Corporation
- RBC Wealth Management
- The Anne Carter and Walter R.
Robins, Jr. Foundation
- Dr. and Mrs. Harry A. Wellons, Jr.
Opening Night Sponsors
- Janet and Jonathan Geldzahler
- Sara Belle and Neil November
- Jay Olander
- Ivan Jecklin and Allison Weinstein
- Joseph R. Vilseck PhD, MD
Official Airline Partner
The Martin Agency
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