It's been raining again so we decided to take in the Chihuly glass exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. I took these photos as we wandered the exhibit rooms, which were crowded with visitors even as the museum was about to close-- a testament to Chihuly's popularity.
This is one of six huge glass chandeliers on display. Each arm bends and curls, capturing and reflecting light and shine. I never realized glass could be so dramatic. I couldn't help but wonder too, how do they dust this?
The following photos were taken while looking up. The ceiling is clear glass and hundreds of Chihuly pieces are set above, creating a sea of rainbow light below. I've never been in a room before with so many arms and cameras pointing up, all of us shuffling around for the best photo, trying not to bump into each other. It was a nice atmosphere though--a shared awe about the kaleidoscopic display over our heads.
The exhibit closes August 7, 2011 -- click the link above for details. I have to say, this is one of the most joyful art exhibits I've ever experienced. Have you seen Chihuly's work before? If so, what do you think of it?