CHIHULY exhibit is opening at The New York Botanical Garden on Saturday, April 22 to highlight some of artist Dale Chihuly’s most notable work.
Known for his colorful, hand-blown glass sculptures, the CHIHULY exhibit will feature more than 20 installations, including drawings, some of his early work, and a look into his creative process. This is Chihuly’s first major garden exhibition in New York in more than 10 years, according to a press release.
There will be special celebrations during weekends, as well as films and poetry. There will also be art programs for kids to create and learn more about form, color, and light using nature in the garden.
As part of the exhibit events, the garden is hosting CHIHULY Nights, allowing visitors a chance to view these sculptures illuminated at night, along with live performances and food.
Among Chihuly’s new works that will be on display are his Koda studies,
colored panels made of polycarbonate sheets to reflect the movement of color and light. These works will be located in the Native Plant Garden and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard’s Tropical Pool.
Famous works such as Chihuly's Tower and Chandelier series will be reinterpreted in new configurations, such as the "Peridot Green Chandelier" hung overhead in the Leon Levy Visitor Center and the "White Tower with Fiori" in one of the Seasonal Exhibition Galleries.
In July, a book called
CHIHULY will be available at The New York Botanical Garden, examining Chihuly’s work at the garden with photos, essays on his previous installations, and his drawings of early works that are featured in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library’s Art Gallery.
CHIHULY is presented in partnership with Bank of America and will be on display through Sunday, October 29.
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Main image: The "White Tower with Fiori" will be displayed in one of the Seasonal Exhibition Galleries. Courtesy The New York Botanical Garden