Biltmore will showcase the monumental glass sculptures of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly as part of a new exhibition set to open on the estate in 2018. Chihuly's work is featured in more than 200 museum collections around the world but this is the first time his breathtaking work will be on display at Biltmore.
The exhibition is scheduled to open May 17, 2018, and will be set throughout areas of Biltmore House, gardens and the grounds. Daytime admission to Chihuly at Biltmore is included in the general admission price. The exhibition will run through October 7, 2018.
As part of the exhibition, Biltmore will host a first-ever evening experience in the gardens that will offer views of the sculptures after dark. Admission to see Chihuly Nights at Biltmore will require a separate ticket. Tickets are now available on Biltmore's website.
Dale Chihuly’s creative vision utilizes light, space, and form. For more than a half century Chihuly has worked with a variety of mediums including glass, paint, charcoal, graphite, neon, ice and polyvitro to explore possibilities and realize his vision. But he has received tremendous acclaim for his iconic glass sculptures.
Chihuly is also known for ambitious and immersive site-specific public installations and exhibitions in museums and gardens, which will now include the exhibition at Biltmore.
And, learn more about another major Biltmore exhibition set to open in 2018: Glamour on Board -- Fashions from Titantic the Movie. That exhibition will begin February 9, 2018, and run through May 18, 2018.
Photos courtesy of Biltmore.