Dale Chihuly Chandelier at Missouri Botanical Garden
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Missouri Botanical Garden Blue Chandelier, 2006, by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, hangs from the atrium, visible through the front window. The sculpture was assembled on site in mid-air in January 2006 as a preview to the "Glass in the Garden: Chihuly at the Missouri Botanical Garden" exhibition. The sculpture was purchased for the Garden with funds donated by Emerson and from the estate of Dr. Richard I.C. and Barbara Hagnauer Muckerman, in honor of Hilbert W. and Amy J. Hagnauer. The installation weighs 2,300 pounds and measures six feet across by over 20 feet long. It consists of 928 individual blue and clear glass spirals and gooseneck shapes.