Chihuly Collection houses the only permanent collection of artist Dale Chihuly, whose glass sculptures have graced the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre. Highlights include the Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier, commissioned specifically for the museum, which hangs from the ceiling. With spikes poking out at all angles, the chandelier resembles a sea anemone. For an in-depth look at Chihuly’s work, take a tour led by one of the museum’s knowledgeable docents. You can buy a combination ticket, which will allow you to finish the experience by stopping by the Glass Studio & Hot Shop to watch glassblowers create new works. Our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker app makes visiting Chihuly Collection and other St. Petersburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Located in the central Arts District, the collection is small but the artistry is unique and fantastic. Price is reasonable at $20, and the whole tour (if you take it leisurely) is about two hours...
Located in the central Arts District, the collection is small but the artistry is unique and fantastic. Price is reasonable at $20, and the whole tour (if you take it leisurely) is about two hours... more »
I visited the Chihuly museum in Seattle last year and really enjoyed it, so decided to check this one out too. If you have visited the one in Seattle, this one had very similar artwork on display...
I visited the Chihuly museum in Seattle last year and really enjoyed it, so decided to check this one out too. If you have visited the one in Seattle, this one had very similar artwork on display... more »
Dale Chihuly is a legend. Some artists are just elite in their own rights. Chihuly is one of these when it comes to glass art, holy cow. I absolutely love seeing Chihuly art in museums, so there being a whole collection of just his art in St. Pete is fated destiny (double duty, I know). It’s pretty much as awesome as you’d imagine, though it’s definitely a smaller exhibit which is the only disappointing part. You’d really have to drag out the better part of an hour to make it a long visit. But the pieces that are included here are still well worth seeing, and the admission is cheaper than a lot of the museums nearby. Plus, you don’t usually have to reserve a time slot really ahead of time. There’s also another fun addition to admission to the collection: you can go across the street to the Morean Arts Center and watch a free glass glowing demo!! Tom, who was working the collection when we went told us all about it and was so awesome. Watching glass blowers craft their work right in front of your eyes is such a neat and unusual experience. The Chihuly exhibit is a magical, colorful walk of brilliance. It makes for such a fun mini afternoon!
Loved all the color and designs. Really enjoyed the glass blowing demonstration. The pieces here are amazing. I only wish there were more! Price is a little steep, but if you love Chihuly you will be happy.
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