Tuesday, August 31, 2010

glass art

Yesterday we took a day trip to Tacoma to visit the Museum of Glass. We discovered the downtown surrounding the museum is full of glass art; quite inspiring to see in so many public places including the UW library, Union Station, outdoors. Inside the museum we got to watch glass blowers at work in the 'hot room'. The favorite of the day was a room filled with pieces designed by children, 'kids design glass'. Photography wasn't allowed in the museum so the images here are of things we saw outside it and around downtown Tacoma. Well worth a trip if you're in the area.

6 comments:

Francesca said...

Stunning. I love glass. I still remember when my parents took us to Murano to see the glass furnaces as kids. It's just amazing how from sand and fire can come out something so delicate and beautiful as glass. We always to through Tacoma (well, sea-tac) when we come to the US, perhaps next time we'll be able to make a little escape:)

likeschocolate said...

Lovely, we have one of his chandeliers here at George Tech!

Kwana said...

I have always loved glass art. Thanks for this post.

Barbara said...

I've been fortunate to see quite a lot of Chihuly glass...in Atlantis, in Las Vegas, at the Norton Museum in Palm Beach and several exhibits at different venues.
Beautiful and such a nice learning opportunity for the boys.

Joyce said...

Beautiful work of art! I love glass art. Chilhuly is one of my favorites!

KPiep said...

IS it crazy to want to immediatly start planning a vacation based on visiting this place?!