Sun spots?

What are those crazy cats at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts up to now?

Sunburst

Photo Uploaded on July 30, 2009
by Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Our collection maintenance technicians, Mike McCann and Maggie Davis, carefully clean Dale Chihuly’s Sunburst sculpture once a year with with a variety of tools, a chore that takes three hours. Sunburst is made up of nearly 1,000 individual pieces of glass and 100 feet of neon tubing—and weighs more than 3,000 pounds! Thanks to Maggie and Mike, the 10-foot sculpture of yellow squiggles is once again a bright and welcoming beacon. Stop in for some free vitamin D.

2 Comments so far

  1. derushaj on July 30th, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

    I hope it’s not the crazy cats at the walker… I bet the MIA people would be ticked if the Walker people stole the Chihuly.


  2. David (jacc) on July 30th, 2009 @ 10:59 pm

    Jason, I have no idea what you’re talking about, but I heart you just the same whether it’s Derusha Day or not. (thanks for the catch, too many windows open)



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