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Dale Chihuly, Float Boat and Carnival Boat, 2012 Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Copyright ©Chihuly Studio (PRNewsfoto/The Biltmore Company)

Biltmore to Host New Exhibit of Chihuly Glass Sculptures in 2018

Chihuly at Biltmore, a new exhibition opening in 2018, will feature multi-media artist Dale Chihuly’s monumental glass sculptures set throughout areas of Biltmore House, gardens, and grounds. The exhibition runs May 17, 2018, through Oct. 7, 2018.

Chihuly’s sculptures will reside in the Winter Garden of Biltmore House, and throughout the estate, including the Italian Garden and Walled Garden.

Chihuly’s work has been exhibited at famous locations across the U.S., including the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, but this is the first time this breathtaking work will appear at Biltmore.

As part of the exhibition, Biltmore will host an evening experience in the gardens that will offer views of the sculptures after dark. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore will take place each Thursday through Sunday night during the exhibition.

Daytime admission to Chihuly at Biltmore is included with the general admission ticket. Admission to Chihuly Nights at Biltmore requires a separate ticket. Tickets are available at www.biltmore.com/chihuly.

Dale Chihuly’s creative vision utilizes light, space, and form. For more than a half century Chihuly has employed a variety of media including glass, paint, charcoal, graphite, neon, ice, and polyvitro to explore possibilities and realize his vision. Acclaimed for his iconic glass sculptures, Chihuly is also known for ambitious and immersive site-specific public installations and exhibitions in museums and gardens around the world.

Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Chihuly draws inspiration from the Pacific Northwest region. A renowned leader of the studio glass movement, Chihuly established the glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design and cofounded the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Chihuly, who continues to work from his studio in Seattle, has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, and his work is included in more than 200 museum collections around the world.

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