LIGHT: BRUCE MUNRO AT CHEEKWOOD
May 24 – November 10, 2013
CHEEKWOOD IS THRILLED to host the second-ever North American exhibition of Light, a stunning outdoor art installation by acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro. Using an inventive array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing optic fiber, Munro’s fascination with light as an artistic medium has transformed Cheekwood’s beautiful gardens into an enchanting, dream-like landscape. This site-specific exhibition follows a wildly popular U.S. debut at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and has been uniquely designed by the artist to incorporate Cheekwood’s gentle hills, expansive views and magnificent gardens. At the center of the exhibition’s many installations is the Field of Light, which submerges the viewer within a landscape of 20,000 lighted glass spheres, each rising from the ground on a slender stem. The sheer volume of spheres, the glow of the lights and the gentle shapes create an effect that is both natural and otherworldly.