The New York Botanical Garden
has become even more colorful and breathtaking thanks to more than 20 art installations by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.
The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research and conservation organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its multidisciplinary exhibitions and programs. Dale Chihuly
, an American artist, has mastered the translucent and transparent qualities of ice, water, glass, and neon, to create works of art that transform the everyday experience. He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific installations in public spaces as well as exhibitions presented in museums and gardens worldwide. —nybg.org “Glass itself is so much like water. If you let it go on its own, it almost ends up looking like something that came from the sea. ” – Dale Chihuly It's a good plan to visit the NYBG 'Chihuly nights' not just at night but in the afternoon, evening and night. The changing natural light and the night lighting on these installations create three different looks, each beautiful in it's own way.