Biltmore Estate announces first ever art exhibition in historic gardens

    Richard Royal, Charles Parriott, David Levy, Chihuly, and Brian Brenno, The Boathouse hotshop, Seattle (Courtesy: Chihuly Studio)<br>

    It’s one of Asheville's most popular attractions and now Biltmore’s historic gardens are bringing you even more reasons to visit this season!

    Biltmore announced Wednesday, they will unveil the first art exhibition ever in its historic gardens when Chihuly at Biltmore opens on May 17, 2018.

    The exhibition will feature the works of globally-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, and will run through Oct. 7, 2018.

    A leader in the development of glass as a fine art, Chihuly is celebrated for large architectural installations that have captivated viewers around the U.S. and throughout the world. The Chihuly at Biltmore exhibition will feature awe-inspiring artworks in both Biltmore House and the gardens and is included in Biltmore admission.

    Chihuly’s large-scale installations of vivid Reeds, mesmerizing Towers, and myriad organic forms are shaped by the artist’s unique vision that shattered established boundaries of glass. Garden plantings, developed in collaboration between Chihuly and Biltmore’s landscape teams, will complement the artworks throughout the estate:

    • The Front Lawn will feature a glistening representation of The Sun
    • Inside Biltmore House, the Winter Garden will glow with a multitude of gold and white forms conjuring visions of sea life and reflecting Chihuly’s love of Venice
    • The Italian Garden will offer three installations, including a Boat filled with multicolored glass spheres inspired by Japanese fishing floats
    • In the Shrub Garden, Red Reeds—ranging from 6 to 10 feet high—form a striking installation
    • The Walled Garden presents two vibrant Towers—one of which was created for the Biltmore setting
    • The glass Conservatory will be the setting for three dramatic Chandeliers—one of Chihuly’s most iconic series—comprised of glass forms in varying, elegant hues
    • Antler Hill Village & Winery will feature a new installation created for Biltmore that will welcome guests upon arrival

    Daytime admission to Chihuly at Biltmore is included in the general admission ticket price. Admission to see Chihuly Nights at Biltmore requires a separate ticket. Tickets are now available here.

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