University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sunrise Perisan Columns

Dale Chihuly


Blown glass

Gift of Suzanne and Walter Scott

Located on Level Two in the Chihuly Atrium, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

Chihuly’s Persians were first exhibited as part of his solo show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of the Palais du Louvre in Paris in 1986. The series alludes to the romance of a bygone age and to a fragile beauty preserved in the present. When wall mounted or hung from the ceiling, the blossoming shapes of the Persians focus and reflect light in such a way that their open forms illuminate architectural spaces and environments.

“Hang it in space and it becomes mysterious, defying gravity or seemingly out of place—like something you have never seen before.”

—Dale Chihuly