GardenNews.biz - Jan 15,2017 - NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN - FUTURE HAPPENINGS
April 22–October 29, 2017
A New and Exciting CHIHULY Exhibition at NYBG
Breathtaking works of art by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly will be on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in more than ten years in New York. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, will showcase approximately 20 installations and include drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career.
Among the singular sights, one of the new installations will draw inspiration from his storied 1975 Artpark installation. Set within NYBG’s landmark landscape and buildings, this groundbreaking exhibition will be a must-see throughout the changing seasons from spring through fall.
Special weekend celebrations, films, poetry, and nature-inspired art programs for kids offer colorful and imaginative tributes to nature. On CHIHULY Nights, the exhibition takes on a magical energy as the Garden’s vistas and Conservatory become living canvas for these works of art.
Opening Weekend & Earth Day Celebration
CHIHULY opens with a colorful tribute to nature. Beginning at the Visitor Center, walk side by side with giant puppets, drummers, stilt walkers, and other performing artists as the parade moves through the Garden. Plus, learn more about the work of Garden scientists during the Annual Research and Conservation Open House. The festivities continue around the Conservatory with food, drink, lawn games, and live music.
Annual Plant Research and Conservation Open House
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Learn about NYBG’s programs and facilities to explore, understand, document, and conserve Earth’s plant and fungal diversity. Hands-on demonstrations in the Mertz Library Building let visitors learn what it is like to work in the field. Also offered are behind-the-scenes tours led by NYBG scientists of the Steere Herbarium, Pfizer Lab, and Haupt Conservatory.
Sunday, June 11
The Garden hosts its 2nd Annual Plein-Air Invitational, celebrating painting in the great outdoors. More than 20 established plein-air artists will spread out across the Garden grounds in a public display of talent and technique, engaging casually with Garden visitors. Visitors will be invited to drop in and draw as well during informal sessions led by plein-air instructors.
Summer Solstice Celebration
June 17 (Saturday; please note the solstice is on Wednesday, June 21)
Ring in the start of summer with our Solstice Celebration! Gather on the Conservatory Lawn for morning yoga, or bring the entire family for kid-friendly sessions in the afternoon. Afterward, enjoy Chihuly’s sculptures and view live glass fire working by local New York artists in the Conservatory Plaza.
Chillin’ with CHIHULY
August 12 & 13
Spend the day exploring the beauty of Chihuly's magnificent installations and breathtaking works of art. See live glass fire working demonstrations by local New York artists, relax to live music on the Conservatory Lawn, and stay cool with treats and refreshments available for purchase.