It is possible to admire “in person” the monumental installation by the American artist on show on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, whereas the main part of the Venice and American Studio Glassexhibition is accessible online thanks to the virtual tour and the guided tours.
LE STANZE DEL VETRO is partially reopening to the public! From Tuesday 2 February until 12 March 2021 you can visit the monumental installation Laguna Murano Chandelier by Dale Chihuly (from Monday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm) on show in the Carnelutti Hall of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and a key feature of the Venice and American Studio Glassexhibition.
The chandelier, produced in 1996 in Murano by Dale Chihuly together with the glass masters Lino Tagliapietra and Pino Signoretto, incorporates sculptural elements which evoke the Venice lagoon, such as a crab, a jellyfish, a starfish, an eel, an octopus, a pufferfish, sharks, a mermaid and the god of the sea, Neptune, in addition to the explosion of amber-coloured tendril-like candelabra that make up the entire volume. The chandelier is composed of five enormous components, two hanging from the ceiling and three floor-mounted on fixed armatures.
Furthermore, thanks to the 1998 film Chihuly Over Venice, visitors can see Dale Chihuly working alongside the Venetian masters to create the splendid sculpture on display.
You can visit online the exhibition Venice and American Studio Glass through the 3D virtual tour and find out more about the extraordinary works of American and Venetian artists, comfortably from home. You can also take part in the free virtual guided visits.