Dale Chihuly's Macchia Forest
If you are going to be in Chicago between now and September, you might be interested in an exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry. From the press release:
The Glass Experience explores how glass has shattered the paradigms of our world's civilizations. The often overlooked material is all around us in many functional and decorative forms. Discoveries such as air-locked vessels and vacuum tubes have lead to preserved foods, electric lights, television and radio. Lenses allow for night sea navigation, improved eyesight, and astronomical as well as microscopic discoveries. Heat tolerant glass allows for cooking and space flight, while glass fibers propel the communication age and insulate our homes. And, glass' sheer beautyseen in colors, facets, etching and shapeuplifts and illuminates our lives.
The exhibit looks at glass in its myriad forms, past, present and future. For more information, click here to visit the exhibit website.