Chihuly: In the Forest closes Nov. 27

The countdown is on for the final days of the Chihuly: In the Forest exhibit at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Since the exhibition opened on May 27, it has:

  • welcomed 195,000 visitors to the exhibition
  • inaugurated the museum’s food truck, High South on a Roll
  • opened the north elevator tower and North Forest Trail to guests
  • celebrated the summer at Chihuly Saturday Nights, the outdoor concert series inside Chihuly: In the Forest
  • added the Chihuly Fiori Boat to the permanent collection of Crystal Bridges
  • and hosted the Corning Museum of Glass’ Hot Glass Road Show, which demonstrated the ins-and-outs of this art form and raffled off its creations.

…but it’s officially time to say goodbye. Enjoy this dazzling outdoor exhibition featuring the artist’s innovative and imaginative artworks, for one more week. The exhibition will close on November 27.

Azure Icicle Chandelier, which hangs inside the museum, will stay on view through 2018.

Bentonille_Dale_ChihulyFor five decades Dale Chihuly has pushed the boundaries of studio glass and created installations for audiences around the globe. His works have been included in more than 250 museum collections.

Chihuly pioneered irregular, asymmetrical forms by allowing the molten glass to bend, fold, and move according to its own rhythm and gravity. He experimented with size, weight, and thinness to create new shapes. He expanded the size and scale of art glass with sculptural and architectural installations. Over this long career, his stunning creations of vessels, orbs, and chandeliers have become familiar to art lovers and glass enthusiasts.

He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as in museums and gardens all over the world.

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For more information on the exhibit or Crystal Bridges, visit Crystalbridges. org.

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