PHOTOS: Glimmering glass work of artist Dale Chihuly at Crystal Bridges, Arkansas

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Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, Ark., is formed in a circular fashion and is surrounded on many sides with water. The permanent art exhibits can be seen for free. There is a charge for special exhibitions like the Chihuly glass. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal)

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A striking tall and busy glass installation in the woods resembles a fuzzy ball. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal)

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More glass in the woods sprouts like splashes of water from the ground. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal)

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This Dale Chihuly artwork, titled Fiori Boat from 2016, sprout vivid glass forms from a canoe. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal)

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Bright spokes of vivid neon glass don't hold the attention of a young child. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal)

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Glass artist Dale Chihuly has been transforming his art since the 1960s. His advice for aspiring young artists, from his website, "Surround yourself with artists and see as much art as possible. Go with your gut and create something that nobody has ever seen before." This photo of the artist displayed with the Crystal Bridges exhibit shows him with the eye patch he's worn since a car accident in 1976. The accident impacted his ability to work with glass. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal) 

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A museum exhibition of artist Dale Chihuly's work at Crystal Bridges highlights a variety of styles. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal) 

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Artwork by Dale Chihuly, titled Calendula Persians, brings a sweeping splash of brilliant gold, orange and yellow to the indoor exhibition at Crystal Bridges. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal)

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Dale Chihuly's glass art was exhibited with baskets, the form of which inspired the work. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal)

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Stairs from the Crystal Bridges museum that led to the Dale Chihuly exhibit in the surrounding forest highlighted a Chihuly quote. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal)

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A striking display of neon glass with its vivid colors was the only Dale Chihuly art in the woods put under a roof. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal)

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Spokes of lavender glass designed by Dale Chihuly are poised in the woods around Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Ark. (Morgan Chilson/The Capital-Journal)

Description

 

The glimmering glass work of renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly is on display at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Ark. 

Fans of the artist, known for his almost overwhelming installations of chaotic glass, will find a wide range of Chihuly’s talent nestled in the surrounding woods and shining under lights inside the museum. 

The Chihuly in the Gallery and in the Forest exhibition will be on display at Crystal Bridges through Nov. 13. For information, visit crystalbridges.org

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