Fodor's Expert Review Chihuly Collection

St. Petersburg Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

An electrifying 10,000-square-foot Albert Alfonso–designed building is home to world-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly's work. Here, impossibly vibrant, larger-than-life pieces such as Float Boat and Ruby Red Icicle sit next to some of the famed sculptor's smaller and more under-the-radar works. You can tour the museum independently or with one of its volunteer docents (no added cost; tours are given hourly on the half hour during the week). Each display is perfectly lighted against a shade of gray paint handpicked by Chihuly himself, which adds to the drama of the designs. Don't miss Mille Fiori (Thousand Flowers), a spectacular, whimsical glass montage mimicking a wildflower patch, critters and all. Check out the gift shop at the end if you'd like to take some of the magic home with you. Your admission includes access to Morean Arts Center's glassblowing studio, where you can watch resident artists create a unique glass piece before your eyes.

Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice Cruise

Quick Facts

720 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, Florida  33701, USA

727-856–4527

www.moreanartscenter.org/chihuly

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Rate Includes: $20

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