The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the largest Dale Chihuly collections in the world. The 55-foot Chihuly glass tower in the atrium of the Museum has become somewhat of an OKC landmark. For decades, Chihuly’s art has amazed Oklahoma audiences and OKCMOA’s exhibit was recently refreshed for a whole new experience. Now, with the new additions to the MOA, visitors can enjoy his work in a brand-new way.
In late March of this year, the Museum’s Chihuly exhibition, “Dale Chihuly: Magic & Light,” closed for a thorough renovation and redesign of the exhibit. In June 2022, “Chihuly Then and Now: The Collection at Twenty” opened to the public. It features new works on loan from Chihuly Studio in Seattle, as well as visitor favorites from OKCMOA’s permanent collection.
If you visited the MOA before, you might head to the third floor to see your favorite Chihuly pieces. But now, the permanent Chihuly collection has been moved to the first floor exhibition space right off the foyer. Fan favorites are still there, and new pieces have been added.
The exhibition offers visitors a chance to walk through Chihuly’s extensive career and gain insight into his techniques and processes. New and returning visitors will find a piece they haven’t seen before while experiencing the diverse range of artistic influences behind Chihuly’s body of work. Visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for Chihuly’s glass art and other exhibits by artists from around the world.