In 1977, glass artist Dale Chihuly visited the Washington State Historical Museum’s display of Native American baskets. Fascinated with how these objects sagged under their own weight, similar to molten glass, Chihuly was inspired to create a series of his own baskets, constructed entirely out of what the artist claims is “the most magical of materials.” The spectacular results are on display at the Crocker Art Museum and will continue until June 3. In order to keep things in perspective, the exhibit features selections of the artist’s own Native American baskets for reference. But Chihuly’s glasswork clearly stands on its own. The patterns, colors, asymmetrical forms and how well they glow from the specially designed lights make for a dazzling show. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. Call 264-5423 for more information.