CHEEKWOOD is now hosting the second-ever North American exhibition of Light, a stunning outdoor art installation by acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro. This exhibit uses an inventive array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing optic fibers and is open through November 10th. Munro’s fascination with light as an artistic medium has transformed Cheekwood’s beautiful gardens into an enchanting, dream-like landscape. This site-specific exhibition follows a wildly popular U.S. debut at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and has been uniquely designed by the artist to incorporate Cheekwood’s gentle hills, expansive views and magnificent gardens. At the center of the exhibition’s many installations is the Field of Light, which submerges the viewer within a landscape of 20,000 lighted glass spheres, each rising from the ground on a slender stem. The sheer volume of spheres, the glow of the lights and the gentle shapes create an effect that is both natural and otherworldly. Cheekwood is offering extended hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings until 11 pm to present this grand-scale exhibition in its most stunning state: under the night sky.
The artist’s team working on an installation.
Bell Chandelier in Mansion Rotunda
Bruce Munro’s “Fagins Urchins” a new piece designed specifically for Cheekwood’s reflections pool.
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Admission during Bruce Munro LIGHT Nights (starting 4:30 pm):
Seniors (65+) $12
College Students w/ID $12
Cheekwood Members $5
Youth (3-17) $8
2 and Under and Members’ Children FREE
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