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Chihuly in the Garden

November 10, 2013 to May 18, 2014

Presented by JPMorgan Chase

 

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Discovery and surprise await you on the Garden trails. Artist Dale Chihuly returns to the Desert Botanical Garden this fall with a stunning exhibition of his extraordinary and vibrant works of art. Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world, in historic cities, museums and gardens. Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. Major exhibitions include Chihuly Over Venice (1995-96), Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999), Garden Cycle (2001– present),and displays at the de Young Museum in San Francisco (2008), the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (2011) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond (2012). Chihuly Garden and Glass opened at Seattle Center in 2012. Chihuly Garden and Glass opened at Seattle Center in 2012.

Attending the Exhibit

Three time periods per day: 8 a.m. - Noon / 12 - 4 p.m. / 4 - 8 p.m. 

Additional Time Slots Added!
May 15 and May 18 extra late time slots available from 8 p.m. - midnight. Click buy tickets below to purchase.

Garden Members | Make a Reservation

  • Garden Patrons Circle and Garden Fund level Members preview: Saturday, November 9, 2013.
  • Reservations highly recommended.

General Public | Buy Tickets

  • Adult: $22, Senior: $20, Student: $12, Child: $10
  • Children under three admitted free of charge.
  • Garden membership information.
  • For information on reduced group rates for 10 or more guests, click here.

Audio Tours
Members: $2 / General Public: $3.50
The Chihuly in the Garden Acoustiguide Audio Tour introduces a number of installations and artworks throughout the Garden and is available from November 10, 2013 – May 18, 2014.

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Chihuly After Dark

8 p.m. - midnight | May 16 and 17

This spring we are offering special Saturday late night time periods with a live DJ, entertainment and a cash bar.  Reservations and tickets are available through ticketing (see above). Gertrude's will be open during the extended hours and be offering a special "small bites" menu.

Entertainment Schedule*:

  • May 16: DJ Miguel & Body Art by Kara
  • May 17: DJ Kyle & Fluff It Up Cotton Candy

*Programming subject to change.


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The Fine Print

  • This Exhibition is organized by Desert Botanical Garden in cooperation with Dale Chihuly. The work displayed is protected by copyright and any copying is expressly prohibited.
  • The artists permits and encourages photography of the artwork in this exhibition for educational and non-commercial uses only.
  • Advance reservations are highly recommended to help ensure availability of your desired date, time period and parking spot.
  • Limited walk-up tickets may be available.
  • If a time period is sold out and you do not have a reservation or ticket you may not be able to enter the Garden.
  • Reservations can only be made by phone or the website. Reservations cannot be made via email.


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Presented by:

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Chihuly at Night sponsored by:

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Media Partners:
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Photo Captions in order of appearance:

Dale Chihuly, Sonoran Boat and Blue Crystals, 2013
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Dale Chihuly, Blue Fiori Sun, 2013
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Dale Chihuly, Red Reeds, 2013
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix


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