20-thousand pounds of things like copper tubes, glass spheres and fiber-optic lights have been delivered to Cheekwood. They’re the unassembled pieces of artist Bruce Munro’s massive summer exhibit of light sculptures. And setting them up will be one of the biggest undertakings in the museum and garden’s history, requiring hundreds of volunteers.
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Cheekwood officials hope this summer will break attendance records that were set in 2010 with the help of Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures. Once again, they’re betting on the draw of outdoor art and keeping the gardens open even after the sun goes down.
Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Garden had a weekend for the record books. On the last day of its tree house exhibit, Cheekwood hit a one-day high for visitors buying memberships.
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Photographers will get a rare opportunity to catch Cheekwood’s botanical gardens at dawn this Saturday.
The complex glasswork by artist Dale Chihuly will come to Nashville next year in a celebration of Cheekwood’s 50th anniversary.