Dale Chihuly: Glass In Bloom is an ambitious garden exhibition that is set to premiere right here in Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay. Celebrated for his mastery in glassblowing, world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly will be presenting his first major garden exhibition in Asia with a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition that will feature large-scale, internationally acclaimed contemporary glass artworks. Expect to be enthralled with stunning works such as the Setting Sun, Moon and Ethereal White Persians that have travelled the world, all curated and designed to complement the spaces of Singapore’s gardens.
Beyond magnificent artworks, look forward to other unique and diverse experiences implementing an eclectic mix of art and nature to come, including family-friendly workshops!
Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade.
In 1968, after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, he was invited to work at the famous Venini glass factory in Venice. There he observed the team approach to blowing glass, which is critical to the way he works today. In 1971, Chihuly co-founded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. With this international glass center, Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art.
His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards, including two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and thirteen honorary doctorates.
More info: https://www.chihulyinbloom.com/
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive
When: 1 May - 1 Aug 2021, 9am - 9pm
By: Marina Bay