Chihuly Collection, St. Petersburg

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Chihuly Collection houses the only permanent collection of artist Dale Chihuly, whose glass sculptures have graced the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre. Highlights include the Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier, commissioned specifically for the museum, which hangs from the ceiling. With spikes poking out at all angles, the chandelier resembles a sea anemone. For an in-depth look at Chihuly’s work, take a tour led by one of the museum’s knowledgeable docents. You can buy a combination ticket, which will allow you to finish the experience by stopping by the Glass Studio & Hot Shop to watch glassblowers create new works. Our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker app makes visiting Chihuly Collection and other St. Petersburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Fantastic museum. Well worth the visit. The cost of entry seems a bit high but we would do it again. It is amazing what the artist does with glass. Some of the works are huge and quite intricate. Ther...  more »
  • Although the museum is relatively small, it is very interesting collection of blown glass work. Probably one of the best things was that after touring the museum, included in the admission, to go acro...  more »
  • The glass is displayed well and lighted well. You can experience it from different angles which enriches the experience. There is also a wonderful video that shows the pieces being made; how heat, air...  more »
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  • The glass was absolutely wonderful to see, a true delight for the eyes. They were all very tastefully displayed with clever lighting to enhance appreciation. I also appreciated the information provided about the artist himself. It made me feel more connected, somehow. I also very much enjoyed the included glass blowing demonstration. By the time I left I found myself enthralled with the idea of creating some glass art myself. Definately worth an afternoon.
  • This is a beautiful collection of things you will likely see anywhere else. Artfully displayed with raw wood and steel, the delicate glass reflects perfectly. This is right downtown, so when you are done , across the street is a coffee, dinner or a popsicle. The perfect location for this venue.
  • Stunning glass art. Video about the artist is great as well. Leaves you almost speechless with the beauty
  • Price may be steep for some but with a bit of seaching one can find discounts. Display is gorgeous. Be sure to see the hot shop demo and to wander the area to discover beautiful murals.
  • Great outing. The collection is stunning. The movie showing how the pieces are made is very interesting and a must see. The actual making of a glass piece, across the street is also a must see.
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