Chihuly in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden, Georgia, USA 30th April – 30th October 2016
Dale Chihuly has returned to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for an encore exhibition of his spectacular works of art, presented in a setting that has doubled in size since his blockbuster show there in 2004.
“Atlantans have been begging for 12 years for a revival of this showing of Dale’s exquisite work, and we are ecstatic to finally welcome Chihuly back,” Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson said of the new exhibition, expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors “What better way to celebrate our 40th anniversary than to showcase this phenomenal art, which years ago really put us on the map as a cultural attraction.”
The 2004 Chihuly in the Garden show drew a then-record 375,000 visitors, doubling Garden attendance that year to 425,000 and propelling Garden memberships to what was then an all-time high. Since then, the Midtown attraction has doubled in size with a 2010 expansion into Storza Woods, where new gardens added last spring provide even more beautiful settings for weaving together art and nature.
The 2016 Chihuly exhibition is presented throughout the Garden, including its exquisite “gardens under glass” – the Fuqua Conservatory and Fuqua Orchid Centre. The vibrantly coloured artwork can be explored in a variety of botanical displays, including floating in pools, suspended in air, and interspersed with plantings. Included among the many installations presented throughout the Garden is a vibrant chartreuse Hornet Chandelier suspended from the Canopy Walk, hovering over bright purple Reeds rising from the forest floor. Nearby, a 30-foot-tall Saffron Tower stands sentinel at one end of the Water Mirror pool.
Chihuly in the Garden will run until 30th October 2016.