1. Chihuly Returning to the New York Botanical Garden
Image of Chihuly installation in Fairchild Gardens, Coral Gables, Florida, 2010
After more than ten years, Dale Chihuly is returning to the New York Botanical Garden, bringing with him approximately 20 installations, drawings, and early works. Several of the hand-blown glass sculptures were created specifically for the New York Botanical Garden and its water features. In particular, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard’s Tropical Pool, contrasting glass and the environment. This installation is a re-imaging of Chihuly’s Artpark installation, created in the summer of 1975, when he was among 40 artists invited to exhibit outdoor works in Lewiston, New York (near Niagara Falls).
In addition, Chihuly will exhibit works on paper and early works in the Mertz Library building. This will consist of drawings and paintings on paper, and a grouping of Fire Orange Baskets, evoking Northwest Coast Indian baskets. The Garden will also offer Chihuly Nights. Dale Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden will be on view from April 22 through October 29, 2017, located at 2900 Southern Blvd. in the Bronx. Tickets are on sale now. Stay tuned for the 31-foot Crystal Rose Tower, (image below) expected to arrive in Union Square this October.
Crystal Rose Tower at Phipps Conservatory, 2007 will be on view at Union Square this Fall. Image via Dale Chihuly