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MFA wants to keep part of Chihuly glass exhibit

The Museum of Fine Arts is hoping to keep a part of the glass art exhibit in it's new wing, but it needs the public's donations to acquire the giant green glass tower.

If you haven’t had a chance to get to the Museum of Fine Arts to catch the Chihuly Glass exhibit, time is running out.



The display will be gone by August 7.



But the MFA is doing its best to keep a piece of the memorable glass art in its newest wing in the Shapiro Family Courtyard.



The museum announced that they are trying to raise $1 million to retain the 42-foot-tall “Lime Green Icicle Tower,” which looks exactly like what it sounds like, through public contributions online and at the museum.



The public contributions will be matched by a group of longtime MFA donors, according to the museum's plea for donors online.



The green tower was created specifically by glass artist Dale Chihuly to be housed in the new wing.



Since its installation in March, it has made a “resounding impact at the MFA,” according to museum’s website.



“Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass’’ opened in April, featuring works by glass artist Chihuly.

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