Chihuly glass scultpures drawing crowd to Salk Institute

Hundreds of people turned out Saturday to see the works of glass artist Dale Chihuly at the Salk Institute.

The week-long display, which can be seen only with purchased tickets, sets Chihuly’s colorful glass sculptures against the backdrop of the Pacific and the iconic Louis Kahn architecture at the La Jolla research institute. More than 4,000 are expected to attend the sold-out event, said Salk spokesman Mauricio Minotta.

As visitors walked around the courtyard with docents, they were able to get the closer to the sculptures than the Chihuly team has ever allowed, said Billy O’Neill of the Chihuly Studio. A few were even treated to a quick glimpse of the artist as he and Salk Institute President William Brody met with the press about noon on Saturday.

Unbeknownst to many, the crowd of camera-carrying onlookers also included Qualcomm founder and Salk Institute Board chairman Irwin Jacobs, who like the others was taking photos. Jacobs underwrote the exhibit as a way to expose more San Diegans to the institute and its work.

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