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Photo: Chihuly’s Crystal Towers

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
Chihuly's Crystal Towers at Tacoma's Museum of Glass. Photo: Flickr user ralphhogaboom.

Chihuly’s Crystal Towers at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass. Photo: Flickr user ralphhogaboom.

The Museum of Glass, located in Tacoma, WA, opened to worldwide acclaim in 2002. The idea came ten years earlier, from Phil Phibbs (a retired university president) and Dale Chihuly (see above). Phibbs thought Tacoma was a natural location for such a museum as many local artists had greatly influenced modern art glass. The museum includes an amphitheater where visitors can watch art glass being made; a hands-on glass-making studio; and ever-changing exhibitions by local, national, and international glass artists. See it for yourself and tour Chihuly’s own studio on our Glass Art in Seattle tour, starting August 5.
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