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Don’t miss a one-of-a-kind art experience in The Mile High City. Chihuly, on display at Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location (1007 York St.) from June 14 through November 30, 2014, is the first major outdoor exhibition in the Rocky Mountain region by celebrated American artist Dale Chihuly.
Chihuly’s works of art – ranging from unique water features to a 30-foot neon tower – add bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens’ 24-acre urban oasis.
For more than 40 years, Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections and his dazzling and ambitious architectural installations have been seen around the world in historic cities and gardens. There’s truly nothing else quite like seeing Chihuly’s work in person. And Denver Botanic Gardens’ beautiful grounds will complement the experience perfectly.
One of the best ways to enjoy Chihuly is to take an hour-long, guided tour of the impressive, site-specific artworks as expert docents lead guests through the exhibition to learn more about the artist and his sculptures. Guided tours are included with VIP passes that are available with Chihuly hotel packages. Dates and times for tours are: Friday – Sunday, June 14 – September 28, 8:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. and Friday – Sunday, September 29 – November 30, 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. Learn more and register.
There is also a wide range of programs and events taking place during the exhibition, ranging from photography classes to film screenings. And don’t miss Chihuly Nights (5:30-9 p.m. nightly, October 3 – November 30), when sculptures will be illuminated for a unique nighttime perspective.
Note: Due to the popularity of Chihuly Nights, tickets must be reserved in advance and will not be available at the door.