Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dale Chihuly at Cheekwood


Two weeks ago, while visiting my daughter in Nashville, I experienced an awesome sight. We had the privilege to see and enjoy the work of world renowned artist.
  Dale Chihuly

This work is on display at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Nashville, Tennessee

The Cheekwood estate and 55 acres of lush gardens was the home of the Founder of the Maxwell House Coffee fortune, Leslie Cheek.

Dale Chihuly was born in 1941.
His gigantic blown glass sculptures have been exhibited all over the world.
You may learn more here:


Isn't the sun Beautiful?


This is called "Blue Heron"

This exhibit is at Cheekwood until October 31st.
Chihuly also has an indoor exhibit at the "Frist" Museum
in downtown Nashville

There is a nice restaurant and gift shop on the grounds.
I hope you enjoyed your visit to Cheekwood.

Please take time to comment. It makes me 

Please visit me again, soon.  


Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Wow! This exhibit looks amazing! I'm going to pass this along to my sister who lives in the Nashville area. Thanks!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. The pics. are so Beautiful I need to go to Nashville some time for this exhibit this is amazing. lol

Jackie said...


I have seen blogs before showing this incredible artwork. I will definitely go and see it if it ever comes to the UK. Thank you for such marvellous photographs showing it, the colours are superb.The reflections on the water are fantastic, many thanks, Jackie in UK.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, all of your pictures are stunning. Such unbelievable artistry. Gorgeous.

You asked what "tag". That is where someone tags you to answer questions about yourself.

Thanks so much for stopping by and your very gracious comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Jacqueline said...

Oh, how I wish I lived close by. I would love to see this in person, although you have done a fabulous job capturing it inside and outside. How fantastic. I love his work. I would love those purple ones in my own garden and I would hang the chandelier in the entry too. How fun that you got to see it and thank so much for taking the time to blog about it. Hope you had a fabulous day.

Sherry said...

That looks fabulous! I love the purple ones. very pretty. Thanks for showing us that! I would love you to come over and join me at my party! Thanks for stopping by.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

His work is amazing! There are a few permanent pieces from his exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and I love them. When I get back from Texas I would love to go to Nashville to see that exhibit!

Marydon said...

G'eve sweet friend ~ WOWZERS! This is absolutely awesome. Love your pics ... & you.

Have a great eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

His work is just incredible!! He has a very unique chandelier at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville!

Thank you for your sweet comment on our kitchen!


Martha said...

We love his art. And are a big follower of his. It is especially pretty when placed in gardens.

I have added you as a Friend of Linderhof so I can keep up with new posts.

Tamara Jansen said...

Isnt that just FANTASTIC! I watched a program with him on PBS and was enthralled but this is just gorgeous out in the garden.

Gillian Layne said...

thanks so much for sharing such beauty with us! I adore all of those designs.

Debbie said...

I can't get over the pictures...such beautiful art. I never have seen his thank you for sharing. Your blog is looking so cute.

Miss Char said...

I got to tell ya Savannah, my heart started to do a pitter patter as I saw todays post. We currently have a Chihuly exhibit very very similar at our local Art Gardens too. For a minute there I thought you had been close to me and hadn't stopped by. I love his work, I've seen both inside and outside exhibits and I am always amazed at his talent. Its just breathtaking. Thanks so much for sharing today.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Wow! That is a large Chihuly exibit! How wonderful to view all of that beautiful glass! I have seen a few of his artwork. They are awesome!!!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Beautiful! I haven't made it down to see it yet - but I sure want to! Thanks for sharing!

Nanniepannie said...

What a treat to see all that beauty,and in the garden, what a great stage for his work.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

His work is beautiful - thanks for sharing your pictures of your visit to Cheekwood.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What great pictures! I was just in the Nashville area, and wish I'd had time to visit this amazing exhibit. Thank you for sharing this. laurie

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I just put a new Tablescape on for my Husband and his Buddies ~~~ Can you take a look and tell me if you like it ?? I wish you had a way I can get back to you sweet lady.

Bella Michelle said...

I love, love, love Chihuly!!!!! The Columbus Museum in Columbus (GA) has some of his amazing pieces as well.

cleanfreak said...

Now thats some group of artful display. Its just so unbelievably mystical. ya dont see that everyday. Well lets see, its been 45 yrs. now and the first for me! Very nice!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Dale Chihuly glass artwork is amazing. The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas has the most incredible glass ceiling in the lobby area by Dale Chihuly.

What a great opportunity for you to see his work in Nashville. Love the display of pieces floating in the pond :-) And your picture of the glass sun with the real sunbeams shining on it is awesome!

Thanks for letting me know about this post :-)

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