Renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly is set to bring his “most ambitious” exhibition to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The exhibition, titled “Chihuly in the Garden,” will feature 24 of Chihuly’s large-scale installations, including several new works created specifically for the garden.
The exhibition will run from May 1 to August 1, 2022, and will be the first major outdoor exhibition of Chihuly’s work in the Midwest. The Missouri Botanical Garden, which is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the United States, is a fitting location for the exhibition, as it has a long history of showcasing art and sculpture in its gardens.
Chihuly is known for his vibrant and intricate glass sculptures, which often resemble organic forms such as flowers, sea creatures, and other natural elements. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, and he has been credited with revolutionizing the field of glass art.
The “Chihuly in the Garden” exhibition will feature a range of Chihuly’s signature works, including his “Chandeliers,” “Boats,” and “Persians” series. The installations will be placed throughout the garden, creating a unique and immersive experience for visitors.
In addition to the large-scale installations, the exhibition will also include a number of smaller works, as well as a documentary film about Chihuly’s life and work. There will also be a range of educational programs and events, including lectures, workshops, and tours.
According to the Missouri Botanical Garden, the exhibition is expected to draw visitors from across the region and beyond. “Chihuly in the Garden” is part of a larger effort by the garden to showcase the intersection of art and nature, and to provide visitors with a unique and inspiring experience.
Overall, the exhibition promises to be a highlight of the 2022 cultural calendar in St. Louis, and a must-see for anyone interested in contemporary art and sculpture. With its stunning glass installations and beautiful natural setting, “Chihuly in the Garden” is sure to be a memorable and inspiring experience for visitors of all ages.