A real-life glass menagerie
“The best works of my career are brought together in this exhibition,” says Washington-born Dale Chihuly, glass sculptor extraordinaire, about Chihuly Garden and Glass, a permanent exhibit that just opened at the foot of the Space Needle at the Seattle (arts and entertainment) Center. The show consists of eight galleries, an outdoor garden that features four monumental sculptures, and a glasshouse that includes a 1340-piece, 30-metre-long, red, orange and yellow suspended sculpture that’s the show’s pièce de résistance. The galleries will make you gawk too; a large-scale glass forest would make anyone stare, as would glass sea life including an octopus, starfish and conch shells, and a garden of glass flowers. Admission: adults US$19, kids 4 to 12 US$12, under 3 free. Space Needle observation deck and exhibit packages cost US$33 for adults, US$21 for kids 4 to 12. (206) 753-4940; chihulygardenandglass.com.
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