Glass art exhibit set to open at Riverfront Museum

By Chad Weber

Glass art exhibit set to open at Riverfront Museum

November 14, 2013 Updated Nov 14, 2013 at 5:21 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Peoria Riverfront Museum is making some new friends who are bringing along some very unique items.

"Chihuly and Friends" is the newest exhibit set to open at the museum.

The glass art display features hundreds of items created by American artist Dale Chihuly and two other Italian artists.

The artwork ranges from a 200 pound glass blown chandelier to lifesize insects weighing in at under an ounce.

The museum curator said the real magic starts once the room is lit.

"Once we get everything set and we start doing the individual lighting, it will be like putting spotlights on each thing and that's when things really come alive especially with glass and the color in this glass," said museum curator Kristan McKinsey. "It's like jewels or like dancing forms under the water or something like that. It gets very magical."

Chihuly and friends opens to the public on Saturday the 23rd and
will remain open until April 13th of 2014.

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