This will be the first outdoor show of Chihuly's work in the Rocky Mountain region.
Chihuly is a world-renowned artist, with his work appearing in more than 200 museums throughout the globe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass, as well as the lobby of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in downtown Denver. He has received numerous awards, including 12 honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1968, he went to Venice to work at the Venini glass factory where he learned the team approach to blowing glass, which is how he works today.
This show was curated specifically for the Denver Botanic Gardens. The vibrant colors of Chihuly's glass pieces will play dramatically with sunlight, moonlight and liquid reflections in water features throughout the 224-acre gardens. Installations will range from small water floats to large vertical structures. Chihuly's design team visited the gardens in order to tailor each piece to the urban oasis landscape. Viewing will be after dark as well as during the day.
"Each work will come to life at our location," said Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd, DBG Director of Marketing and PR. "It's a great way to showcase the gardens to our existing and new audiences."
Tours and other events are scheduled around this exciting exhibition.
Denver hotels are taking reservations now for special packages, featuring exclusive VIP tickets and other offerings during the run of the exhibition at the following downtown hotels.
Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
Package starts at $234
Package includes overnight luxury accommodations, two VIP tickets, 10 percent off the Denver Botanic Gardens Gift Shop and a welcome amenity in your room.
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Package starts at $475
The “Luminate in Luxe” package includes two VIP tickets, transportation to and from the Denver Botanic Gardens, two breakfasts, overnight accommodation in a luxurious king bedroom and a $100 gift card to a local fine arts glass shop.
Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown
Package starts at $167
The “Grand Chihuly Package” includes two VIP tickets to the exhibition and valet parking at the hotel for one vehicle.
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
Package starts at $139
The “Chihuly Comes to Denver” package includes two VIP tickets, breakfast for two in Pi, the hotel’s on-site restaurant and parking for one car.
Hotel Monaco Denver-A Kimpton Hotel
Package starts at $199
The “Celebrate Chihuly” package includes two VIP tickets, deluxe accommodations, along with a wine amenity from Chihuly’s home state of Washington, plus complimentary morning Dazbog coffee, tea and newspapers in the lobby.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Package starts at $164
The Chihuly Glass in the Gardens package includes overnight stay in a newly refreshed room, two VIP tickets to the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chihuly exhibit, and two cocktails in the hotel’s 27th floor Peaks Lounge overlooking the Colorado Rocky Mountains or in Altitude Restaurant.
The Oxford Hotel
Package starts at $220
The “Classic to Contemporary” package includes two VIP tickets, a self-guided tour of the The Oxford’s extensive Western Art Collection, valet parking and a complimentary room upgrade based on availability at check-in.
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Package starts at $169.
The “Chihuly Package” includes two VIP tickets, overnight accommodations, and overnight self-parking for one car.
For more information about Chihuly at the Denver Botanic Gardens and to book your Denver hotel package, visit ChihulyInDenver.com.