OKLAHOMA CITY (April 23, 2024) - The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) announced today that the exhibition Chihuly Then and Now: The Collection at Twenty has been extended through January 5, 2025. This original exhibition tells a comprehensive story of iconic artist Dale Chihuly’s groundbreaking career spanning more than five decades.


Chihuly Then and Now features visitor favorites from OKCMOA’s studio glass collection including Neodymium Reeds, Ikebana Boat, and a redesigned Oklahoma Persian Ceiling installation. The exhibition offers visitors a chance to walk through Chihuly’s extensive career and gain insight into his techniques and processes.  


“It was exciting to see how OKCMOA visitors responded to this exhibition,” said Chihuly. “I’m so pleased that those who have enjoyed it and those who haven’t seen it yet will have more opportunities to explore my newer work, including Merletto, Rotolo, and Glass on Glass.” 


Some of Chihuly’s more recent series featured in the exhibition had never been seen in Oklahoma City before the exhibition’s opening in summer 2022. Other works on loan include Cylinders and Venetians


“Chihuly’s art has captivated our visitors for more than 20 years, and his connection to OKCMOA is a very special one," said OKCMOA President and CEO Michael Anderson, Ph.D. “We are thrilled to extend this exhibition and encourage visitors to see these works in this enlightening context.”  


While visitors have until early next year to experience Chihuly Then and Now, two other studio glass exhibitions at OKCMOA will soon end their runs. Both Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight and Translucent Bodies: The Figure in Contemporary Studio Glass will close on Sunday, April 28. These two exhibitions, which can be seen on the Museum’s third floor, feature artists with significant ties to Pilchuck Glass School, cofounded by Chihuly in the 1970s. Chihuly Then and Now is organized by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in cooperation with Dale Chihuly and Chihuly Studio and is presented by Inasmuch Foundation, Jeaneen Eddie Naifeh, and Glenna and Richard Tanenbaum. 


For more information on upcoming exhibitions, including Edith Head: Hollywood’s Costume Designer, please visit okcmoa.com