Sunday, May 27, 2001

Chihuly sparkles at Cincinnati Art Museum

        “Rio delle Torreselle,” a monumental work by Seattle artist Dale Chihuly, was installed last week in Cincinnati Art Museum's renovated lobby.

        The 11-foot-high, 7-foot-wide chandelier consists of 282 pieces of free-blown glass, weighs 810 pounds and hangs 10.2 feet from the floor.

        Mr. Chihuly created the cobalt blue glass artwork for the 1996 Chihuly Over Venice exhibition. It was displayed at the Columbus Museum of Art in 1999. Mr. Chihuly redesigned the piece for the Cincinnati space, adding 21 pieces. See time-lapsed video of the installation at


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