Monday, April 5, 2010

"See Chihuly Studios at Work"

Tuesday, April 6, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Mint Museum of Craft + Design Lobby
220 North Tryon Street
Free to the public

"The Mint is on the move! Watch as workers from Seattle-based
Chihuly Studios disassemble Dale Chihuly's renowned Royal Blue
Mint Chandelier, which hangs in the lobby of the Mint Museum of
Craft + Design. Weighing 2,200 pounds, the Chihuly chandelier is
made up of hundreds of delicate, asymmetrical glass pieces that
fuse craft, art, ornament and design. Chihuly's chandeliers have
become icons of architecture throughout the world, and Royal Blue
Mint Chandelier will be reinstalled in the entry gallery of the new
Mint Museum Uptown, opening October 1, 2010."