Well, I?ve just a few minutes before I?m off to the airport, but I wanted to give you a short report on the Chihuly installation at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. In a word, it was great. Although the majority of the pieces were located in the Climatron and the Temperate House, there were a few spheres in the ponds and a couple of massive displays in the fountains along the path to the buildings.
As far as access goes, the folks at the Missouri Botanical Gardens made sure that the entire Chihuly exhibit was installed along an accessible pathway. Additionally, the garden now produces an accessibility brochure (available at the front desk) that maps out the accessible paths through the garden. This is a new feature since the last time I visited! Truly the garden is a massive place and this brochure helps folks, so they don?t have to backtrack when they accidentally encounter steps or other access obstacles.
Kudos to the Missouri Botanical Gardens for making access a priority! And go see the Chihuly installation, but hurry, as it will only be there until October 29, 2006.