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Denver Botanic Gardens will exhibit Dale Chihuly glass art

Denver Botanic Gardens' upcoming exhibition of Dale Chihuly's glass art cultivates the gardens' reputation not only as a leading museum of horticulture, but also as an important patron of the arts. The gardens will show Chihuly from June 14 through November 30, 2014.

 In an Arizona desert botanic gardens Chihuly's towering yellow yucca made fantastic statements.
Photos by Colleen Smith for Friday Jones Publishing

Chihuly's glass sculpture, exhibited indoors and outdoors, wows people of all ages with extravagant colors, organic forms, playful interpretations and inspiration from nature. The American artist popularized glass sculpture, and his memorable works are widely collected and exhibited.

You won't want to miss this important exhibit at Denver Botanic Gardens this spring. The glass sculptures delight by day or by night. Each Chihuly exhibition is different, but for a sneak peek at what you might expect to see exhibited, click through this slide show with images from Arizona, Illinois, Nevada and Florida exhibitions of art glass created by Chihuly and his artistic team.

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