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New York Botanical Garden hosts large Dale Chihuly exhibition

Artist Dale Chihuly has returned to New York City with his first show in ten years: a grand exhibition in the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). The showcase, titled CHIHULY, includes glasswork sculptures that will be radiating throughout the gardens all summer long, by day and night. With site-specific installations, CHIHULY aims to interact with the landscape of the gardens to build a dialogue between movement, color, and light. “The New York Botanical Garden is the perfect setting for Dale Chihuly’s art,” stated Gregory Long, chief executive officer and The William C. Steere Sr. President of the NYBG. “Our historic landscape is an open-air museum, providing a thrilling opportunity for our visitors to see the spectacular installations, especially when they will be lit at night.” During “CHIHULY Nights” the sculptures come alive with light amongst a program of special activities and events. Adults and children are welcomed to experience evening celebrations, with art programs, films, poetry events, and concerts that all take place once the sun goes down. Tickets for "CHIHULY Nights" are available to be purchased here. The exhibition, which runs until October 29, 2017, features over 20 installations and early works by Chihuly. The entire exhibit allows viewers to see the evolution in Chihuly’s work, as well as the development processes of specific artworks. Some of the installations are reconfigurations of well-known Chihuly pieces such as Chihuly’s Tower and Chandelier, but older works and personal drawings of the artist will also be on display at the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building. The exhibit also allows a unique interactive experience through a virtual tour. Guests can access the tour on their smartphones and engage with the installations based on their specific locations—the tour's digital map includes additional information on the artwork and the artist’s process in conceiving it, as well as a social platform to post photographs captured by visitors. For more information, visit the NYBG website.
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Artist Dale Chihuly designs patient sanctuary at the University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has recently completed an addition to the Buffett Cancer Center. The Chihuly Sanctuary is part of the center’s healing garden and provides a space for patients and staff to meditate and reflect. Designed by famed glass artist Dale Chihuly, the sanctuary sits in an upper-level roof Healing Garden yard on the fourth floor of the ten-story building. The undulating glass enclosure is filled with ten site-specific art installations of Chihuly’s colorful glass sculptures, as well as a series of glass on glass drawings. "With a background in architecture, I’ve always been interested in space and light. I also love glasshouses, and I thought this type of structure would be an appropriate extension of Leslie’s Healing Garden,” said Chihuly in a prepared statement about the motivations behind the design. "My goal is to provide clear views into Leslie’s Healing Garden and to create a space for caregivers, researchers, and patients to meditate or to find a moment of peace." At the heart of the space, a large glass-filled conical form is reminiscent of the 17th-centruy British red house class cone hot shops that were once used for glassmaking. The bright conical space's focal point is filled with reflected and refracted natural light, using the sanctuary's lightly fritted glass to soften it as it enters. This fritting is also a reference to Chihuly’s Basket series. The form of the building as a whole, and brightly colored roof line, were inspired by Chihuly’s Macchia Series. The project’s position in the larger building, along with its curving form, make it highly visible from many points throughout the center. The Chihuly Sanctuary is part of the campuses larger Healing Arts Program, which displays art across the entire medical center. "The physical art in the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is only the beginning," said Amy Jenson, executive director of the Healing Arts Program. “In the fall, we will be offering a number of therapeutic programs to build on the patient, family and staff experience.” "A cancer diagnosis is one of the most profound experiences a patient can have,” added Daniel J. DeBehnke, M.D., M.B.A., CEO of Nebraska Medicine. "Numerous studies show the arts can have an important impact on the healing process. That’s why the Healing Arts Program exists – to provide patients, their families and our staff a compassionate, supportive and inspirational environment."
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Dale Chihuly and others to be featured at Crystal Bridges Museum in 2017

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has announced its lineup for the 2017 season of exhibitions. Next year will see American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo's Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border; American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly's In the Forest and In the Gallery, and American painter Stuart Davis's In Full Swing all exhibited at the museum. “Crystal Bridges roster of temporary exhibitions for 2017 celebrate a diverse group of artists and media. They offer visitors a variety of ways to embrace the American spirit in gallery and outdoor settings,” said Margi Conrads, Crystal Bridges Director of Curatorial Affairs. “Visitors can explore the complex issues surrounding the US-Mexican border; experience transformative glass installations in the museum and on our grounds; and enjoy more than 100 artworks from a preeminent figure in American Modernism.” Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo. February 18 to April 24, 2017. Free. 
Migration has an impact on both people and landscape. Presented in English and Spanish, Border Cantos, sheds light on the complexities of immigration and transforms these issues into resonant works of art, inviting us to bridge boundaries and initiate conversations. The artists created works of photography, sculpture, and sound that document and transform artifacts from the border. Misrach’s large-scale photographs, along with inventory-like grids of smaller photographs, highlight issues surrounding immigration and how they have affected regions and people. Responding to these photographs, Galindo fashioned sound-generating sculptures from items Misrach collected from the border, such as water bottles, Border Patrol “drag tires,” spent shotgun shells, ladders, and sections of the border wall itself.
Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest June 3 to November 13, 2017. $10.00

Dale Chihuly, an American sculptor, 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. Crystal Bridges is pleased to present extensive indoor and outdoor installations, featuring new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning the breadth of his career.

Chihuly: In the Gallery will be on view in the museum’s temporary exhibition gallery from June 3 to August 14, 2017. Chihuly: In the Forest will be on view in the museum’s north forest from June 3 to November 13, 2017. A special members-only preview will take place May 27 – June 2, 2017. Ticket price: $20 In the Forest and In the Gallery; $10 In the Forest once the gallery portion closes. [Free for Members.]

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing September 16, 2017 to January 8, 2018. $8.00
This major retrospective will focus on three phases of Davis’s work: From 1927 to 1937, in which he applied the forms of Cubism to still-lifes and landscapes; from 1938 to 1943, during which his work increased in both size and abstraction; and from 1944 to Davis’s death in 1964, in which he invented a new abstract language that merged the aesthetics of advertising and jazz with language, and an American-inspired subject matter.
For more on the museum's exhibitions, visit their website here.