Chihuly Collection to close August 1, 2016

Relocation process to start immediately. The Chihuly Collection will re-open at 720 Central Avenue in October 2016. Exact dates to be announced soon.

10,000 Square Feet of Amazing Artwork

A stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork designed by award-winning architect Albert Alfonso.

 
 

Within Walking Distance of St. Petersburg's Wonderful Attractions

The Collection is located on the city’s waterfront in the heart of the most vibrant tourist area in St. Petersburg.

 

About the Collection

The CHIHULY COLLECTION is a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork in a magnificent 10,000 square foot setting designed by award-winning architect Albert Alfonso. The Collection is located on the city’s waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg on Beach Drive in the heart of the most vibrant tourist area in St. Petersburg, within walking distance of the Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, the Museum of Fine Arts, a multitude of galleries, restaurants and shops, and the new Salvador Dali Museum.

This presentation is unique as it is the first installation of Chihuly art in a building designed specifically for that purpose. Designed so that the art and architecture work together to create a visitor experience unlike any other exhibition of Chihuly’s art. The Collection is marked at the entrance by an iconic 20 foot sculpture created especially for the site.

The Collection includes Chihuly’s spectacular large-scale installations such as Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier created specifically for the Collection along with several popular series works including Macchia, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Persians and Tumbleweeds which have thrilled audiences around the globe. Each space has been designed individually to complement each installation producing unique visual experiences.

As much as we love our home at 400 Beach, we look forward to our Grand Re-Opening on Central Avenue Fall of 2016. Stay tuned for details, until then, our Beach Drive location will be open and fully-operational through Summer 2016.

 

Current Events

Current Temporary Exhibition
John Kiley: Luminosity

On view February 12 through July 11, 2016
Included with general admission

For more information and related events, please click here.

Relocation Schedule:
The Chihuly Collection will remain open with normal business hours through July 31. The Beach Drive location will close officially August 1 through undetermined date in October. New location on Central Avenue set to open in October.

About Dale Chihuly
A pioneer of the studio glass movement, Chihuly is credited with transforming the methods of creating glass art and thereby leading the development of complex, multi-part glass sculptures and environmental art. However, his contributions extend well beyond the boundaries of the studio glass movement and even the field of glass: his achievements have influenced contemporary art in general.

Over the years the artist has created a number of memorable installations including “Chihuly Over Venice” with the sculptures installed over the canals and piazze; "Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem”, attended by more than one million visitors, and the “Chihuly Bridge of Glass” in Tacoma, Washington.

For more information please visit Chihuly.com.

Guided Tours
Chihuly Collection docent-led tours are every hour on the half hour Monday through Friday and the last tour begins at 3:30pm each day. There are no tours on Saturdays and Sundays, but there are floating docents on site throughout the Collection. PLEASE NOTE: Docent led tours are subject to volunteer availability.

If you are interested in becoming a docent, please click here for more information and a downloadable application.

You can enrich your experience further by visiting the Morean Arts Center Glass Studio & Hot Shop where you can watch glassblowers create one-of-a-kind pieces, have your own personal glass blowing experience and shop for unique glass art created by local and regional artists. The Glass Studio & Hot Shop is located conveniently at the main Morean Arts Center facility less than a mile from the Chihuly Collection.

 

Where We Are

Free & Open to the Public

Open Daily through July 31

Hours of operation:
Monday - Saturday: 10AM - 5PM
Sunday: 12PM - 5PM

Location:
400 Beach Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Other Information

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Collection Store

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CityPass

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Guest Exhibits

Rotating guest exhibitions.