Famed glass artist’s sculptures coming to Botanic Gardens

April 28, 2014

Denver Botanic Gardens will present the Rocky Mountain region’s first outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American glass artist Dale Chihuly. His dramatic sculptures will be on view June 14 through Nov. 30.

Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world in museums and gardens.

In Denver, vibrant sculptures will be displayed throughout the Botanic Gardens, responding to plant and architectural settings.

The art – ranging in size and style from small water floats to large vertical installations – adds bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens’ 24-acre site. Highlights of the exhibition will include special programming and after-dark viewing hours.

Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass.

Exclusive downtown Denver hotel packages are now available, featuring VIP, skip-the-line tickets and other special offerings through the run of the exhibition. For more information, go to http://chihuly.denver.org/hotel-packages/.

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