|Mille Fiori. Photography by Al Hurley, 2010|
It's actually quite rare for a museum to be dedicated solely to one artist, and now St. Petersburg, Florida has two – the Salvador Dali Museum and the Chihuly Collection, presented by the Morean Arts Center.
Six years ago, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, hosted a very popular exhibition of Dale Chihuly's work. Chihuly fell in love with the city, and largely through the efforts of architect Albert Alfonso, committed to the museum, which opened in July of 2010. It's the first installation of Dale Chihuly's glass in a site designed specifically for that purpose.
Below is the floor plan of the 10,000 square-foot museum, which also contains a gift shop and a small theater.
|Outside the Chihuly Collection at night|
|Morean Sea Forms. Photography by Al Hurley, 2010|
|Mille Fioro. Photography by Al Hurley, 2010|
|Float Boat, bottom image. Photography by Scott M. Leen, 2010|
I thought this might be an appropriate spot to share my own collection of glass marbles, arranged Chihuly-like in a shell.
The Chihuly Collection
400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Open seven day a week