Breathtaking works of art that dazzle with color, light, and form—by day and night
Artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly are now on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, showcases more than 20 installations and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career. Set within NYBG’s landmark landscape and buildings, this sensory-filled exhibition is a must-see throughout the changing seasons from spring through fall.
The Garden’s dramatic vistas become living canvases for work created specifically for NYBG, showcasing Chihuly’s signature organic shapes in brilliant colors. Among the singular sights is a monumental reimagination of his storied 1975 Artpark installation: three new works enliven the water features of the Native Plant Garden and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard’s Tropical Pool, reflecting the interplay and movement of color and light.
Special weekend celebrations, films, poetry, and fun-filled art programs for kids offer colorful and imaginative tributes to nature. On CHIHULY Nights, the exhibition is infused with a magical energy as the artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBG’s sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory.
About the Artist & Exhibition
Explore the first Chihuly installation to come to New York in more than 10 years, complemented with installations created specifically for NYBG.
On CHIHULY Nights, the exhibition is infused with a magical energy as the artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBG’s sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory.
In the News
See what top media outlets have to say about CHIHULY at NYBG.
“Inside the Most Visually Arresting Art Installation of the Year”
“Dale Chihuly Art Exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden”
—Martha: Up Close & Personal
“Art and Museums in NYC This Week”
—The New York Times
Dale Chihuly, Red Reeds on Logs, 2016, The New York Botanical Garden, installed 2017. © Chihuly Studio.
Dale Chihuly, Macchia Forest, 2017, The New York Botanical Garden. © Chihuly Studio.
Chihuly's Early Works in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building
Dale Chihuly, Sapphire Star, 2010, 92 x 93 x 92", The New York Botanical Garden, installed 2017. © Chihuly Studio.
Dale Chihuly, White Tower with Fiori, 2017, 13 x 5 x 5', The New York Botanical Garden. © Chihuly Studio.
Dale Chihuly, Palazzo Ducale Tower, 1996, 13½ x 8 x 7½', The New York Botanical Garden, installed 2017. © Chihuly Studio. Photograph by Robert Benson.
Dale Chihuly, Glass House Fiori, 2017, The New York Botanical Garden. © Chihuly Studio.