A third, and the newest, Chihuly installation is Red Reeds. It was installed in the Norris Garden outside Baker Museum, against the concert hall of Artis Naples, as part of an exhibition from the Chihuly studio in 2020-2021.
At the end of the exhibition, Jay and Patty Baker (the philanthropists for whom the Baker Museum is named) and Jeannette and Herbert Evert combined to purchase the installation and donate it.
Red Reeds consists of a field of 145 glass pieces 123 inches (10.25 feet) in height, 512 inches (42.5) feet wide and 21 inches deep.
When hurricanes threaten Southwest Florida, like the recent visit from Hurricane Ian, Artis-Naples staff quickly disassemble the installation and store it.
A fourth Chihuly installation is a huge red chandelier in Artis-Naples' concert hall. I will try to remember to photograph it and show it next time I visit the hall.
I always wondered what happened to these pieces during storms.
This is a great space for a Chihuly exhibit. I am so glad the exhibit was saved by museum staff.
DO you get many hurricanes there? Wondering because once in a while we will get a decent cyclone in the pacific.
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