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Chihuly Collection

Dale Chihuly’s vibrant glass artwork makes a lasting impression on all who view it. The Conservatory was honored to be the second botanical garden in the world to host an exhibition by glass artist Dale Chihuly in 2003. Chihuly at the Conservatory had record-breaking attendance, and its success led a private, non-profit group, Friends of the Conservatory, to purchase most of the pieces in the exhibition as a permanent collection for the Conservatory. To enhance the glass experience, watch as artists create blown-glass works of art during daily demonstrations in the Conservatory’s Hot Shop, open from April through December.

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