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TIMELINE

A chronology of the life of Dale Chihuly

  • Early Life, Education, Travels

    1941

    Dale Chihuly born

    ’'41
    1957

    Older brother dies

    ’'57
    1958

    Father dies

    ’'58
    1959

    High school

    ’'59
    1960

    University of Washington

    ’'60
    1962

    Europe and Middle East

    ’'62
    1963

    Israel; returns to UW

    ’'63
    1965

    BA degree; blows first glass bubble

    ’'65
  • Graduate School and Teaching

    1966

    Madison, Wisconsin

    ’'66
    1967

    Rhode Island School of Design

    ’'67
    1968

    MFA; Fulbright Fellowship

    ’'68
    1969

    Head of Glass Department

    ’'69
    1970

    Begins a collaboration

    ’'70
    1971

    Pilchuck Glass School

    ’'71
    1971

    Neon and Ice

    ’'71
    1975

    Navajo Blanket Cylinders

    ’'75
    1975

    Artpark

    ’'75
    1976

    The Accident

    ’'76
    1976

    Met Museum acquisition

    ’'76
  • In the Hotshop

    1977

    Begins Basket series

    ’'77
    1978

    Works with William Morris

    ’'78
    1980

    Begins Seaform series

    ’'80
    1981

    Begins Macchia series

    ’'81
    1983

    Returns to the Pacific Northwest

    ’'83
    1984

    Soft Cylinder series begins

    ’'84
    1985

    Purchases building in Seattle

    ’'85
    1986

    Begins Persian series

    ’'86
    1988

    Begins Venetian series

    ’'88
    1989

    Begins Putti series

    ’'89
    1990

    Renovates the Boathouse

    ’'90
    1991

    Begins Niijima Float series

    ’'91
    1992

    Exhibits first Chandelier at Seattle Art Museum

    ’'92
    1997

    Begins work with Polyvitro

    ’'97
    1999

    Begins Jerusalem Cylinder series

    ’'99
    2003

    Creates first Mille Fiori

    ’'03
    2013

    Begins Rotolo Series

    ’'13
  • Gardens and Museums

    2001

    Begins Garden Cycle

    ’'01
    2003

    Chihuly at the Conservatory

    ’'03
    2004

    Garden exhibitions in St. Petersburg and Atlanta

    ’"04
    2005

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    ’'05
    2006

    New York Botanical Garden

    ’'06
    2008

    de Young Museum

    ’'08
    2010

    Salk Institute

    ’'10
    2011

    MFA Boston

    ’'11
    2012

    Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle

    ’'12
  • International Exhibitions and Projects

    1995

    Finland and Ireland

    ’'95
    1996

    Chihuly Over Venice

    ’'96
    1997

    Travels to Japan and France

    ’'97
    1998

    Fiori di Como

    ’'98
    1999

    Jerusalem

    ’'99
    2000

    World attendance record

    ’'00
    2001

    V&A in London

    ’'01
    2005

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    ’'05
    2007

    Bluebeard’s Castle

    ’'07
    2009

    Venice Biennale

    ’'09
    2013

    Montreal

    ’'13
    2014

    Dublin

    ’'14
    2015

    Toyama, Japan

    ’'15
    2016

    Toronto

    ’'16

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