Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle

Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle (must see)

For an aesthetic escape, slip into the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum between the Space Needle and the Seattle Center Armory. Chronicling the work and inspiration behind legendary glass artist Dale Chihuly, the museum includes eight galleries, a magnificent 4,500-sq-ft (418-sq-meter) "glasshouse" holding a 100 ft (30-meter) sculpture (one of the artist's largest suspended works), a multi-use theater and lecture space, and a stunning garden featuring colorful installations, glass-making demos, and major works that integrate with a dynamic Northwest landscape comprising native plants.

Chihuly, who was born and raised in Tacoma, WA, took active part in designing the exhibition as well as the quirky Collections Café, where you will find the artist's personal collections on display – everything from ceramic dolls to vintage radios/cameras to masks to antique shaving brushes. Indeed, so many of Chihuly's personal touches are contained in the exhibition space that you can almost feel his presence in every room.

Why You Should Visit:
Each part of this museum is gorgeous – a remarkable tribute to Chihuly's creativity. There are no walls or fences to shield off the art from visitors, letting them get as up-close and personal as they would wish (without touching, of course). Chihuly is just a mastermind at his art, and the garden is clever in how the works copy/complement natural shapes.

Tip:
Since this exhibit doesn't take too long, try getting tickets at or after 4pm if possible, as they are significantly discounted.

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 10am–7pm; Fri, Sat: 10am–8pm

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Sight Name: Chihuly Garden and Glass
Sight Location: Seattle, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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