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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Last chance to experience CHIHULY at the Royal Ontario Museum

Must-see exhibition’s extended engagement ends Jan. 8, 2017 

TORONTO, December 20, 2016 — Time is running out to catch CHIHULY, one of the Royal Ontario Museum’s most popular exhibitions this year. During CHIHULY’s Toronto engagement, hundreds of thousands of ROM visitors have been captivated by the visually stunning artworks of the internationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly.

With the exhibition drawing to a close on Sunday, January 8, 2017, visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the Museum’s extended holiday hours to experience the otherworldly beauty and breathtaking artworks of this crowd-pleasing exhibition while they can. 

On display in the Museum’s Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, the luminous show features 11 spectacular installations that include a number of Chihuly’s iconic pieces, as well as artworks created exclusively for the ROM exhibition.

A favourite with visitors of all ages, the popularity of CHIHULY has contributed to a strong summer/fall season for the ROM, positioning the Museum to repeat last year’s impressive admission numbers of 1.1 million visitors.
With its vibrant artwork, CHIHULY has also proven to be remarkably photogenic and “instagrammable” – generating nearly 14,000 visitors’ images shared via social media (#ChihulyTO).
From December 26, 2016 to January 8, 2017, the whole family can enjoy a full slate of exciting programming with CHIHULY providing the inspiration for this year’s ROM for the Holidays.

Admission to CHIHULY is timed ticketed and includes general ROM admission: Adults: $29.00; Seniors/Students: $26.50; and Children (4-14 years): $21.00. Tickets are available on-line. ROM Members always enjoy FREE admission to the Museum.

About Dale Chihuly

For 50 years, Dale Chihuly’s monumental works have defied his material’s fragility. His pieces bring together a centuries-old team approach to glass-blowing with his unique artistic vision—resulting in ground-breaking artworks. Renowned for his ambitious site-specific architectural installations in public spaces, he has exhibited in museums and gardens worldwide.

Major exhibitions include Chihuly over Venice (1995-96), Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999), Garden Cycle (2001–present), de Young Museum in San Francisco (2008), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2011), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (2012), and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal (2013). Chihuly Garden and Glass opened at Seattle Center in 2012. 

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This exhibition is organized by the ROM in cooperation with Dale Chihuly. The work displayed is protected by copyright and any copying is expressly prohibited.

The artist permits and encourages photography of the artwork in this exhibition for educational and non-commercial uses only.

This exhibition has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

 

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