Crystal Bridges Part III

We were excited that there was a Chihuly exhibit at the Crystal Bridges Art Museum. It is now common to see his glass in gardens, museums, public courtyards and large building spaces. We were on the lookout for something new.  We were not disappointed.

 There were several Chihuly glass sculptures nicely placed inside the Museum for us to enjoy in spite of the heavy rain that kept us from enjoying the full exhibit outdoors. These may be permanent displays at the Museum.

There were several Chihuly glass sculptures nicely placed inside the Museum for us to enjoy in spite of the heavy rain that kept us from enjoying the full exhibit outdoors. These may be permanent displays at the Museum.

 This larger than life heart hangs in the restaurant.  I kept being amazed over and over about te impact of these curved beames.

This larger than life heart hangs in the restaurant.  I kept being amazed over and over about te impact of these curved beames.

 For sale in the gift shop.

For sale in the gift shop.

 These delightful and colorful floating balls are called,  Niijima Floats .  Chihuly was inspired on a visit to Niijima Island in Japan in 1989 to create these spheres.  He noted that, "It's interesting that the most difficult series I have ever blown are the  Floats , considering a sphere is the easiest form to make in glass.  It's the most natural form you could blow.  But, it's not natural at this scale."

These delightful and colorful floating balls are called, Niijima Floats.  Chihuly was inspired on a visit to Niijima Island in Japan in 1989 to create these spheres.  He noted that, "It's interesting that the most difficult series I have ever blown are the Floats, considering a sphere is the easiest form to make in glass.  It's the most natural form you could blow.  But, it's not natural at this scale."

 Taken from above by hiking a lovely wooded path.

Taken from above by hiking a lovely wooded path.

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 Yep, I was there!  The map does provide an interesting view of the Museum's full site.

Yep, I was there!  The map does provide an interesting view of the Museum's full site.

 Right or straight?

Right or straight?

 This is the  Boathouse 7 Neon  display.

This is the Boathouse 7 Neon display.

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 It had just finished raining when we started down the path and there were a few sprinkles as we walked the tour.  It was wonderful and the light is very nice when photographing the reflective glass.

It had just finished raining when we started down the path and there were a few sprinkles as we walked the tour.  It was wonderful and the light is very nice when photographing the reflective glass.

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 These are  Turquoise Reeds and Ozark Fiori .

These are Turquoise Reeds and Ozark Fiori.

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 These are  Neodymium Reeds on Logs .

These are Neodymium Reeds on Logs.

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  Sol d'Oro .

Sol d'Oro.

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  Belugas .

Belugas.

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  Fiori Boat .

Fiori Boat.

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 These are titled,  Squero di San Trovaso Chandelier  and  Campiello Barbaro Chandelier,  but I don't remember which is which.

These are titled, Squero di San Trovaso Chandelier and Campiello Barbaro Chandelier, but I don't remember which is which.

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