Saturday, August 30, 2008

Chihuly at the de Young Museum in San Francisco

Chris and I had an amazing time in San Francisco. We got a chance to visit my good friend Shay and her new baby and found time to see two major exhibits. The Chihuly exhibit at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park was simply extraordinary. The museum itself is stunning, spearing towards the sky from the earth. 
The Chihuly exhibit was jaw-droppingly impressive. I had seen his installation at the Bellagio in Vegas but the sheer scale and scope of this show was the ultimate in eye candy. I found myself truly surprised by the large size of many of his works. The boats are life-size while the chandeliers are easily 5 feet in diameter. I may have to take some glass classes now.

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