As one of its founding fathers and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the contemporary glass movement, world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, a former employee at the Venini glass factory in Venice, Italy, is setting up a six-month exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum; it’s one of more than 125 such events taking place across the country.
While Chihuly’s work can be seen in 200-plus museums worldwide, during this special event, nearly two dozen of Chihuly’s hand-blown glass sculptures will be featured in more than 15 locations throughout the 66-acre arboretum. During the summer months, the gardens will reopen between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on select evenings for Chihuly Nights — evenings filled with food and fun against the backdrop of Chihuly’s illuminated sculptures.
Educational programs and classes will also be offered during the day. www.dallasarboretum.org