Chihuly at Cheekwood, an exhibition of stunning glass works by world-renowned American artist Dale Chihuly, opens Saturday, July 18, at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. It is both a celebration of the 10th anniversary of his 2010 blockbuster success at Cheekwood and a commemoration the 60th anniversary of the nonprofit as a public institution. “We are delighted to bring Dale Chihuly’s extraordinary work back to Cheekwood, where his vibrant installations will be in dialogue with the estate’s incomparably beautiful vistas,” said President and CEO Jane MacLeod.
For months, Chihuly worked closely with the museum’s art curators and garden staff to make the art very much a part of the space. Among the 13 large-scale outdoor installations, two pieces can be found on the newly accessible Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail. Two sensational glass sculptures are new, site-specific works created especially for this exhibition.
Also happening on July 18, the historic mansion and museum reopens to the public. A massive chandelier in the loggia can be appreciated from several viewpoints, such as the second floor galleries, where pedestal works, works on paper and glass-on-glass paintings give visitors a deeper dive into Chihuly’s process.
Whether in the gardens or the galleries, each piece unites color, light, form and space for an exceptional immersive experience. With Chihuly Nights, visitors can view these marvelous pieces as the sun sets and the gardens light up for an unforgettable experience.
Chihuly at Cheekwood is on display through January 10, 2021. All guests, including members, must reserve a timed-entry ticket online prior to visiting. No tickets will be sold on-site. Daytime admission to Chihuly at Cheekwood is included in the general admission ticket price, and admission to Chihuly Nights requires a separate ticket. More information about tickets, COVID-19 requirements and special programs can be found at cheekwood.org.