12. Chihuly Returns to The New York Botanical Garden
Dale Chihuly returns to The New York Botanical Garden after ten years, with more than twenty magnificent glass creations, indoors and out, that augment this National Historic Landmark. Many of the glass sculptures are site-specific, and are interspersed throughout the park, from the Native Plant Garden to the Haupt Conservatory. Included in the installation are drawings, paintings on paper, and early Chihuly works, such as his 1977 Fire Orange Baskets Series, which will be on view in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building. Two paintings of his most recognizable projects, Palazzo Ducale Tower and Chihuly Over Venice, 1996, will also be on view in the Library.
Special programming associated with the installation will include a Plein-Air Invitational, Summer Solstice Celebration, Chillin with Chihuly – a relaxing day of live acoustic guitar, flame work demonstrations, and the summer concert series, Jazz & Chihuly. In addition to viewing the stunning works of Chihuly by day, the Garden will offer Chihuly Nights – a spectacular view of this installation, illuminated, along with a rotating lineup of performing artists and musicians. Chihuly Nights will be held on specific dates, and require tickets.
Check out the NYBG Chihuly Interactive Guide on your smartphone, and the NYBG website for additional events. The exhibit, Chihuly, will be on view to October 29, 2017 at The New York Botanical Garden, located at 2900 Southern Boulevard, in the Bronx.