More than a touch of glass

Earth Day (Saturday, April 22) marks the opening of the new Dale Chihuly exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Back in 2006, the Seattle-based artist’s dynamic, organic glassworks dotted the 250-acre site and helped illuminate it at night, casting the National Historic Landmark as a midsummer night’s dream. (Apologies, Shakespeare.)

Eleven years later, Chihuly and the Garden have designed an exhibit of some 20 installations, running through Oct. 29, that will echo highlights of his career and the past show while shedding light on his creative process and the Garden’s ever-changing landscape.

For more, including information on the 39 “Chihuly Nights” of food, cocktails, music and shopping and an interactive guide made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies, visit And for more on Dale Chihuly, visit and check out our story from March WAG on

Georgette Gouveia

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