For months now, it's been one of our area's best kept secrets.

It will be on permanent display in the museum's Great Hall beginning Sunday, May 4.

For that entire time, it's been completely under wraps. No one could see the piece of art-- until Wednesday The media was invited to a luncheon to get a sneak peek at the sculpture called "Cycle of Life: Within the power of Dreams and Wonder of Infinity.

The artwork extends for some 100 running feet and soars to a height of 12 feet, making it one of the largest figurative glass-and-steel assemblages in the world.

Jolley was commissioned to do the artwork in 2009 and created it out of thousands of individual cast and blown glass elements. He was on hand for the media luncheon., but didn't speak.

After the sneak peek, the sculpture was put back under wraps, and will be unveiled to the public officially on Sunday, May 4.

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