a brief hiatus, Dale Chihulys glass creations have returned to the
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, kicking off the sites yearlong
10th-anniversary celebration in its current location.
Rediscovering the Art of Dale Chihuly re-introduces pieces from the
museum collection after a re-conceptualization of its space and design.
Its more 3D, said Alison Amick, curator of collections. The whole space is designed differently. Its much more dramatic.
addition, an all-new exhibit, Chihuly: Northwest, is on display
through April 8. Comprised of selections from three decades of Chihulys
work, it features Tabac Baskets Table and some of the artists more
recent works exploring the color white, both of which delve into his
connection to American Indian art and culture.
[Hes an] important, prominent artist, said Amick.
moving downtown to 415 Couch in 2002, the OKCMOA has displayed
Chihulys 55-foot sculpture, the commmissioned Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick
Memorial Tower, in its foyer, as well as the worlds largest permanent
installation of his blown-glass works, numbering 3,500.
said Chihulys popular Oklahoma Persian Ceiling is back, under which
visitors walk to look up at the pieces, but that the background is now
painted white, allowing the colors to play off the walls in different