The Boston Globe is reporting Dale Chihuly’s 42-foot-tall “Lime Green Icicle Tower’’ will remain at The Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) Shapiro Courtyard. The piece was part of a recent exhibit featuring the Seattle-based glass artist’s work. In response to the public’s support of this unique exhibit, this summer the MFA told visitors that if they wanted this piece to remain they would need help raising funds to purchase the piece and the public responded, with more than 1,000 people sending in cash or stuffing bills into a box near the sculpture. According to the Globe’s article, $760,000 was contributed to buy “Lime Green Icicle Tower’’ from donors who are not trustees or overseers of the MFA.
I was fortunate enough to see the exhibit when it came to Boston this spring / summer, and I am so pleased that this will remain as part of the museum’s permanent exhibit. It is really breathtaking.