The complex glasswork by artist Dale Chihuly will come to Nashville next year in a celebration of Cheekwood’s 50th anniversary.
From May through October, visitors to Cheekwood will find Chihuly’s large-scale sculptures throughout the gardens and in the museum itself. The celebration will also take place in two other venues. The artist is creating a new installation piece for the upstairs gallery of the Frist Center, and a set of six glass sculptures, each fourteen feet high, will be featured at a performance of the Nashville Symphony.
Cheekwood CEO Jack Becker considers the exhibits a coup for the city’s entire arts community.
“For Cheekwood, for the Frist Center, for the symphony to work together to attract an artist of this stature and to collaborate on what will be really a citywide celebration of creativity and glass will be a huge thing and I think speaks well for the city of Nashville as well for the different institutions.”
Dale Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the world of art glass. His work is part of the collections at many of the world’s major art museums.