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Pieces on Loan

This incredible exhibit is enhanced by several additional pieces on loan courtesy of other Texas museums.

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The Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi has provided us with two Dale Chihuly drawings. The untitled works depict Native American baskets in vivid reds, green, and gold.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont brings us this beautiful Yale Blue Macchia glass piece. "Macchia" is an Italian word meaning spot or stain, and the "spots" are a key characteristic of these brightly colored glass works.

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A second glass piece, the "May Green Basket" with its swirling colors and design, has been loaned by the Austin Museum of Art.

Red Seaform

Mr. and Mrs. Randall Dark generously loaned this gorgeous piece titled "Cardinal Red Seaform Set with Black Lip Wrap." Seaforms were first made accidentally while experimenting with some ribbed molds from the Basket series. By blowing the pieces into ribbed molds, they began to resemble shells, which prompted Chihuly to change the series name to Seaforms.

Blue Chihuly Piece

The "Ampero Blue Persian Set with Firefly Red Lip Wraps" on loan courtesy of a private collector is another stunning piece of Chihuly glass. The Persian series combines the delicacy of threaded Venetian glass with the distinctive woven patterns that are prominent in his Baskets and Sea Forms.


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