Frederik Meijer Gardens & Dale Chihuli Art
On our summer trip, we visited Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, MI. This was a highlight of our trip.
The gardens are featuring an outdoor exhibition of glass art by Dale Chihuli. Even without the Chihuli art, the gardens are a pure delight. Take the tram ride, then hike to the sites that catch your interest.
Most Dale Chihuli art is indoor in places like the San Antonio art museum, but at Meijer Gardens, there are hundreds of his glass items out on the grounds. Some are forests of glass spires while others are fifteen-foot high columns of vari-colored glass. There is a lake with floating glass objects and a rowboat full of glass art.
We spent six hours in the garden and did not see everything. If you are anywhere near Grand Rapids this summer, this is a must-see.
John W. Irwin
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