[Seattle Trip] Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass is located in Seattle Center along with other popular attractions including the Space Needle. This was the only paid attraction we visited during our Seattle trip. The glass art was stunningly beautiful!

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Pottery and vases

The Galleries

The exhibition is divided into three parts: the galleries, the glasshouse, and the garden. It was a busy afternoon, and it was fortunate that there wasn’t a long line up. We purchased the tickets at a self-serve kiosk and it was easy to use.

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Insects on the stem

There are eight galleries and three drawing walls with different themes. One of the more impressive collections was the garden which included flowers and plants in different colours and shapes.

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The garden

I also like the balls with a boat in the below picture. It looks simple, but I adore the bright, shiny colours of the balls, and the art looks luxurious because of this.

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Balls with a boat

The Glasshouse

I thought the exhibition ended when we walked out of the dark and entered the glasshouse, but I was wrong. The centrepiece of the museum is a 100-foot long sculpture in a colour palette of reds, oranges, yellows and amber that spans the entire room. It is the largest piece of work in the entire museum.

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The Glass Glasshouse

The Garden

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The flower in the glass garden

The last part of the exhibition is the garden. Various artworks in the shapes flowers or fruit are placed among the trees, the bushes, and the rocks. This is my favourite part of the museum. I think these glass works look prettier when they are placed in a natural setting.

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The flowers in the glass garden
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The flower in the glass garden

Conclusion

The museum is not big. We spent about an hour walking through the galleries and the garden. I loved these glass artworks in vibrant colours. I enjoyed it a lot even though I don’t have any artistic senses. It is one of the places with a paid admission that I would recommend to everyone.

Chihuly Garden and Glass Info

Address: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Regular admission: $26 USD
Info: Website

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