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Monday, March 1, 2010

KIA'S Dale Chihuly: Glass Master

There's a 1998 Chihuly chandelier hanging in the entryway of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts that you cannot miss. It's a massive snakelike tangle of 400 orange and fiery red glass arms. The sculptor, Dale Chihuly, is known throughout the world for his massive glass-blown creations that evoke the sea and nature. The KIA has been in existence since 1924, but it's current facility will be 50 years old next year. You would never know it. Their '97 expansion and renovation make it one of Michigan's foremost museums.

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