Posts Tagged ‘The Crucible’

Opening Weekend of Chihuly at the de Young in Golden Gate Park a Huge Success

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

The first two days of ChihulyPalooza in Golden Gate Park were well attended, despite the admonishment of New Republic Art Critic Jed Perl:

Everybody rushes to the Museum of Modern Art and the De Young, two overblown buildings with sporadically important collections, while the most beautiful museum in the city–the Legion of Honor, in which masterpieces by Watteau, Le Nain, and Seurat have been given a thrillingly elegant installation- -is hardly ever mentioned.

Well, consider the Legion mentioned, Mr. Perl. Now on with the show:

Director John Buchanan speaking with Dale Chihuly earlier at the preview. Click to expand:


Let’s head outside to see the spectacle in front of the museum. A man controlling his metallic fire animals obscured by propane gas:


The Crucible’s Educational Response Vehicle. Have anvil, will travel:



The thrill of sending a plume of fire skyward the first time:


A bed of nails with a fretful ballerina on top:


And inside the museum, cherubs everywhere:


See you there!