A new exhibition of work by artist Dale Chihuly will open on June 18 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Chihuly collection at the Museum, Chihuly Then and Now: The Collection at Twenty features five decades of glass and painting, and tells a comprehensive story of Chihuly’s groundbreaking career. Redesigned in collaboration with Chihuly Studio, the exhibition displays new works never before seen in OKC, such as Rotolo and Merletto, two of Chihuly’s most recent glass series, along with OKCMOA visitors’ favorites, such as the Ikebana Boat and a newly designed Oklahoma Persian Ceiling.
ABOUT DALE CHIHULY & CHIHULY STUDIO
Dale Chihuly is an American artist noted for revolutionizing the studio glass movement and elevating perceptions of the medium. Known for ambitious architectural installations in cities, museums, and gardens around the world, Chihuly utilizes a variety of media to realize his creative vision, including glass, paint, charcoal, neon, ice, and Polyvitro. Chihuly Studio supports the artist’s vision and creates art experiences that momentarily shift reality and liberate imagination.
ABOUT OKCMOA’S CHIHULY COLLECTION
Dale Chihuly: An Inaugural Exhibition opened on March 16, 2002, in honor of the opening of the Museum’s new downtown home. The exhibition was so popular that in 2004, the Museum purchased the Chihuly glass collection with extensive support from the community. Over 500 donors supported the Chihuly acquisition campaign. OKCMOA’s collection is now one of the largest public collections of Chihuly glass in the world.
Credit: Dale Chihuly, Merletto Basket Set, 2019, 12 x 28 x 22″, © 2022 Chihuly Studio. All rights reserved.