This weekend we had the extreme pleasure of visiting the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum in the Seattle Center. It is located, literally, in the shadow of the Space Needle. It just recently opened it's doors in May of this year. Dale Chihuly is a native of the area, growing up in Tacoma, and a huge source of local pride. He established glass as a respected art medium and started a glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design.
We took our girls and our nieces as well. I was pretty sure the large, colorful and playful pieces would hold their attention. The girls were in awe (as were we) of the structures all made out of glass - unbelievable! It very much had a larger than life feel to it. Most of the installations were large and very bold.
I've always been drawn to colored glass, something about the smoothness and luminosity, I think. I really loved this museum. It was just so beautiful. Take a look -