By Crocker Staff

If you love the gigantic Golden Teal Chandelier that hangs in Crocker Art Museum's front entrance -- the one created by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly -- you'll love our newest installation!

The Crocker is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a stunning, 21-piece glass sculpture by the Seattle-area artist, which has just been installed in the stairwell where the Museum’s modern and historic buildings meet.

Art handler carefully installing the delicate glass work.

Created in 2006, the work titled Persian Wall is a major example of Dale Chihuly's spectacular glass work, with forms that serve as vehicles for color. This gift from Julie Rollofson Teel and Michael Teel will envelope visitors in a dramatic installation of abstract, biomorphic forms that seem to float across space.

"My husband Michael and I believed that this beautiful piece needed to be placed where the public could see and appreciate it. The Crocker provides the perfect venue for this elaborate creation."
Julie Rollofson Teel

Five piece section of the Persian Wall

The Persian Wall installation and the 8-foot-tall Golden Teal Chandelier can both be enjoyed by Museum visitors as part of general museum admission.

Top Image: Dale Chihuly, Persian Wall, 2006. Glass, dimensions variable.