May 5

Dale Chihuly: Dazzling Nights & Day at NYBG

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“I’m an artist, a designer, a craftsman, interior designer, half-architect. There’s no one name that fits me very well.” Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly: Dazzling Nights & Day at NYBG
Dale Chihuly: Dazzling Nights & Day at NYBG
Dale Chihuly: Dazzling Nights & Day at NYBG
Dale Chihuly: Dazzling Nights & Day at NYBG

Artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly are now on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, showcases more than 20 installations and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career.

Several years ago, on a trip to Chicago, I happened upon a Dale Chihuly exhibit that took my breath away. At the time, I had no idea who he was but after that, I never forgot his complex, magical, glass installations and you won’t either. Dale Chihuly is an internationally known and highly regarded master glass artist whose skill at glass art is often compared to Louis Comfort Tiffany. My first encounter with his work was at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. The Conservatory was having a huge exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures and I spent all day and late evening there. We are fortunate that we can experience the magical quality of his work again in New York. His massive installations will be at the New York Botanical Gardens from Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Sunday, October 29, 2017.  Make time to see it if you come to NY as it is worth the Night and Day experience.  Enjoy the photos and come back for more of his spectacular, intricate works of art later.

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“Glass is the most magical of all materials. It transmits light in a special way … I’m pleased that my art appeals to so many people of all ages…” Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly: Dazzling Nights & Day at NYBG
Dale Chihuly: Dazzling Nights & Day at NYBG

On Saturday evening, one of my daughters accompanied me and we arrived around 7pm. It was still light outside and as  the evening sun settled down, the glass installations began to glow. It was truly beautiful and colorful, and we loved every minute of it. I can never get over the sheer magnificence of the size of his pieces, the vibrancy of the colors used, and the intricate way the pieces are made. Watching his glass art installations as they shimmer with light will hold you captive, read mesmerized, for hours; plus, his installations are magical. Do check out the exhibit if you can and do come back later for more photos.


Have a Happy, Healthy 2017!



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Until Next Time…
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  • These are all glass? That’s crazy! It looks like you’re in another world or something.

  • Dale Chihuly is indeed an amazing artist. I really had to look hard at the photos to see these piece were glass. It would be amazing to go to New York at the New York Botanical Gardens to see his work. Thanks for sharing these amazing pieces of art.

  • Being someone who knows very little about art, Dale Chihuly is somebody I have never come across. Your stunning clicks of the exhibit and reading about him has inspired to look up on his work. 🙂

  • I enjoyed learning about Dale Chihuly. His artistic talent is amazing. I love the photos of his pieces they are simply amazing.

  • I haven’t heard about Dale Chihuly yet. His work is really magnificent. I’m always a huge fan of art and how he manage to display all his works during the exhibit is really beyond compare. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  • Never heard of Dale, but thank you for sharing his work. So beautiful and vibrant, I´m in awe of his creations. Amazed that ALL that is GLASS? I´d love to see these live and upfront some day. His make me respect artists all the more. They bring such magic into our sometimes dull world.

  • These images are breathtaking, you are so lucky you have been a part of the exibit, I wish I could participate as well.

  • I did hear about Dale Chihuly before but from what I see, his sculptures are really something. They inspire through their shapes and vibrant colors.

  • I’ve never heard of Dale Chihuly. He has some beautiful art that you have shared with us. If I see an exhibition during our travels I will make it a point to stop.

  • Wow, what a dazzling images! Glass is magical material and combine with light it becomes amazing piece of art and installation.

  • What I love about this blog is the pictures. I’ve never heard of this artist but their work is utterly amazing.

  • I remember seeing a Dale Chihuly installation in the lobby of a Las Vegas casino hotel, and it was incredibly mesmerizing. His art style is just so distinct. I can pick out his work in a heartbeat.

  • Glass art is some of my favorite, it’s so beautiful. I can’t imagine how long it must have taken to create some of the pieces in the photos! What truly amazing artists

  • Those pictures are just gorgeous. I haven’t heard of a place like this, but it looks magical to visit.

  • Reminded me of some installations I have seen in Singapore. Beautiful indeed. Salute to creativity!

  • We have a Chihuly museum in my town actually and it is gorgeous! Loving the colors and vibrant work!

  • every single one of those are absolutely stunning. i love things like these and how it comes to life during both day and night.

  • that looks fun and artistic (just what I like!) I would love to see this in person some day… the colors are amazing : )

  • It looks like you had an absolutely amazing time in Chicago. I hope that one day, I can go and visit! <3

  • It’s my first time to hear about Dale Chihuly but with his art, he seems so creative. It’s hard to make art with glass, I suppose.

  • Beautiful works of art. Thanks for this post that introduced me to this wonderfully talented artist. It’s so amazing what one can create with something so fragile. I love the gass installations displayed here.

  • These installations look amazing! I have never been to Chicago and I won’t be in NY when the exhibition happens but I would have loved to go! Art is so amazing!IT is such a great way of expression! xx corinne

  • I’ll have to visit New York botanical gardens next time I’m in that area. Glass art has always been very fascinating, and these pieces by Dale are stunning!

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