Chihuly


The Clintons view "The White House Collection of American Crafts"

Exhibit dates: May 17, 2014 – January 5, 2015

Dale Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world in historic cities, museums, and gardens.

Chihuly exhibitThe exhibit includes new and early works representing the breadth and scope of the artist’s vision over the last four decades. The exhibit features four installations designed specifically for the Clinton Presidential Library. One installation is on-view in the temporary exhibition space, one in the Garden View Room, one in the Sky Lobby and one in the outdoor fountain.

Chihuly pieces featured in the exhibit:

Red Reeds

Red Reeds Dale Chihuly Red Reeds, 2012, 9½ x 61½ x 7′, Clinton Presidential Library and Museum

Mille Fiori

Millie Fiori Dale Chihuly, Mille Fiori, 2009, 9 x 25 x 10’, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

White and Oxblood Seaform Set

White and Oxblood Seaform Set Dale Chihuly, White and Oxblood Seaform Set, 1983, 9 x 19 x 12″

Brazilian Seaform Set with Teal Lip Wraps

Brazilian Seaform Set with Teal Lip Wraps Dale Chihuly, Brazilian Seaform Set with Teal Lip Wraps, 1984, 8 x 16 x 13″

Photo Credit: President and Mme. Jacques Chirac of France with President and Mrs. Clinton view “The White House Collection of American Crafts” book. A Chihuly art work is in the foreground.