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Chasing Chihuly, Where in the World to Find Chihuly Glass Works

Posted by Sandra Thomas-Comenole on Mar 25, 2022 11:18:23 AM
Dale Chihuly is known around the world as a glass artist. As one of the most recognizable contemporary artists, his work can be seen around the world in exhibitions, permanent collections and installations. Here are some of our favorite places to view Chihuly's art work.

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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Progressive yet laid-back, Seattle, also called 'The Emerald City', is the largest city of Washington State, and is home to the iconic Space Needle, the famous Pike Place Market, and the new Chihuly Garden and Glass. Noted as the birthplace of grunge music and coffee shops like Starbucks and Tully’s, Seattle is far sunnier than its reputation as a rainy city.

Where in Seattle to find Chihuly? Chihuly Garden and Glass is a long-term exhibition in Seattle that showcases Chihuly's work. Additionally, you can spot Chihuly at the Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery and the Experience Music Project, Seattle, Washington

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Cherry blossoms, sushi, pagodas and temples. Japan has everything from big city life to rival Times Square in New York City to the vast countryside for quiet reflection and meditation. Japan's ancient history spans back through dozens of empires each one leaving a token of rememberance for future generations. Superstition and a belief in the afterlife have shaped a culture of respect for ones ancestors, to honor them through your actions in every day life. A society of respect, hardwork and spirituality work together to make Japan a global cultural icon.

Where in Japan to find Chihuly? You can find Chihuly on just about every island of Japan. Begin with the Hakone Glass Forest in Hakone or check our Chihuly in Tokyo at Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts, Japan Institute of Arts and Crafts, Meguro Museum of Art, National Museum of Modern Art, O Art Museum, Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Sogetsu Art Museum or the Suntory Museum of Art. Traveling outside of Tokyo? Head to Akita, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Hokkaido, Kobe, Tochigi, Kagoshima, Kyoto, Niijima, Ishikawa, Shimonoseki, Tochigi, Toyama or Yokohama for more Chihuly!

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Embark on an eco-friendly adventure through the Nordic capitals! See the highlights of Oslo, Stockholm, & Copenhagen with comfortable train rides through the stunning Arctic scenery. You will have the opportunity to explore quaint, well-preserved medieval old towns, the beautiful Stockholm archipelago of over 24,000 islands, and countless examples of soaring architecture stamped with royalty. With no activities that infringe upon the natural flora and fauna or local culture, this is the perfect minimal-impact way to enjoy the gifts of the polar Earth.

Where in Scandinavia to find Chihuly? In Norway, head to the Drammens Museum. When traveling to Denmark, visit the Danske Kunstindustrimuseum in Copenhagen or Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Ebeltoft. In Sweden, visit the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden. Or check out Chihuly in Suomen Lasimuseo, Finland.

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Colorado, USA 
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Colorado is packed full of things to do year-round, from family attractions, national parks and outdoor adventure to cosmopolitan cities and welcoming towns.

Where in Colorado to find Chihuly? In Colorado Springs, head to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. When traveling to the Denver area, check out Chihuly at the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Denver Botanic Garden or the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

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Australia and New Zealand
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Australia, the land down under, home to the duck-billed platypus, the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef. And New Zealand is the perfect destination for the laidback outdoorsman, with endless stretches of rugged terrain and quiet lakes on which to float, you can pack your trip full of adrenaline or simply kick back and enjoy the spectacular scenery. This small island nation hosts a rich cultural history found in the stories and legends of the Maori people and the warm and inviting nature of resident New Zealanders, known locally as Kiwis.

Where in Australia and New Zealand to find Chihuly? In Australia head to the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, the National Gallery in Canberra and Melbourne, Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and the Queensland Art Gallery in South Brisbane. If you are traveling to New Zealand, check out Chihuly at the Auckland Museum in Auckland, the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt, Hawke's Bay Exhibition Centre in Hastings, Manawatu Museum in Palmerston North, Otago Museum in Dunedin, or the Waikato Museum of Art and History in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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California, USA
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Put your sunglasses on and roll down the windows: this is the California road trip you’ve always dreamed of. Hop on an iconic trolley in San Francisco, exploring the charming coastal towns of Monterey, enjoy fresh seafood on a sun-drenched pier in Santa Barbara, get a taste of Hollywood glamour in Los Angeles, and feel the Pacific breeze in your hair as you coast down the scenic Highway 1 with its dramatic cliffs, towering redwoods, and endless possibilities.

Where in California to find Chihuly? Berkeley Art Museum, University of California in Berkeley, Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, de Young Museum in San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, Mingei International Museum in San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, and the University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.

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Germany has way more to offer than just the Oktoberfest and excellent Bratwurst. There are vibrant cities with amazing architecture, fabulous shopping and a pulsating nightlife. Travel to enchanting medieval towns and traditional wine villages with friendly festivals and regional specialties. Tour the castles, palaces and abbeys that are the epitome of German romanticism. Finally, enjoy the picturesque countryside - the perfect setting for relaxation. Your guided vacation package will be filled with fun and sport, wellness and relaxation, in the land of a thousand possibilities.

Where in Germany to find Chihuly? You can find Chihuly art works at the Glasmuseum in Frauenau, Glasmuseum alter Hof Herding, Glascollectionn in Ernsting, Glasmuseum Wertheim in Wertheim, Kestner-Gesellschaft in Hannover, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg in Coburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg in Hamburg, Museum für Kunsthandwerk in Frankfurt am Main, and Württembergisches Landesmuseum Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Visit Israel, a country full of religious and historical sites. This small yet diverse Middle Eastern country is both a modern developed country and the ancient Holy Land of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Your Israel guided vacation can take you from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount to downtown Tel Aviv and from the Dead Sea to the Golan Heights.

Where in Israel to find Chihuly? In Tel Aviv, head to the Eretz Israel Museum. When traveling to Jerusalem, check out Chihuly at the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem and the Israel Museum.

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