A magical garden of glass has bloomed at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). In more than a decade, world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly brought his breathtaking glass art installations back to New York with a major new exhibition called CHIHULY. With over 20 installations, the dazzling exhibition’s bright colors and organic forms are an incredible sight to behold—and even more so when illuminated at night.



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Unveiled late April, the new CHIHULY experience celebrates the artist’s process and legacy with over 20 installations as well as drawings and early works. The larger-than-life sculptures are seamlessly integrated into the garden’s many backdrops and include a new monumental work set within the Native Plant Garden water features and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard’s Tropical Pool.

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Chihuly’s artworks are all made from hand-blown glass, plastic, and water inside a Seattle workshop and draw inspiration from organic shapes found in nature. Their whimsical charm and dynamic appearance imparts an atmosphere not unlike the fictional worlds of Alice in Wonderland or Willy Wonka. The exhibition took two years of coordination between the NYBG and Chihuly.

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The dramatic sculptures will be open through to October 29, 2017. The botanical garden also offers select Chihuly Nights when visitors can see the installations lit up in the evening and enjoy special performances, themed cocktails, and concerts.

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CHIHULY at New York Botanical Garden, Chihuly NYBD, glass art by Dale Chihuly, NYC Chihuly, Bronx chihuly, Bronx botanical garden

CHIHULY at New York Botanical Garden, Chihuly NYBD, glass art by Dale Chihuly, NYC Chihuly, Bronx chihuly, Bronx botanical garden

CHIHULY at New York Botanical Garden, Chihuly NYBD, glass art by Dale Chihuly, NYC Chihuly, Bronx chihuly, Bronx botanical garden

CHIHULY at New York Botanical Garden, Chihuly NYBD, glass art by Dale Chihuly, NYC Chihuly, Bronx chihuly, Bronx botanical garden