In 2011, Chihuly had the opportunity to design a museum space for his works, Chihuly Garden and Glass. A new glass-walled building was constructed alongside an existing exhibition hall, and a sculpture garden was added.
Dominating the glasshouse is a 100-foot long artwork composed of bright reds, oranges, and yellows. Suspended from the ceiling, it presents a dramatic vista when lit at night or by daylight.
The exhibition hall is divided into eight galleries and three “drawing walls.” The latter consist of drawings made with pigments squeezed from bottles; as with Chihuly's glass art, these are produced rapidly yet with a sure hand.
Among the artworks in the remaining rooms are some of Chihuly's chandeliers. Made from as many as 1,000 individual parts, the chandeliers are complex compositions of bright colors and unusual shapes. Other exhibits also share Chihuly's love of color, including the Sealight Room, which features a pillar of sea creatures such as manta rays, anemones, and urchins.