I recently was able to enjoy two of my favorite pastimes…Visiting Biltmore House and Gardens and viewing one of my favorite artists…Dale Chihuly. Chihuly has led the development of glass blowing as a fine art. His series of works and large architectural installations are known throughout the world.
Chihuly at Biltmore is a special art exhibition featured in the Gardens at Biltmore. The gardens were originally created by Frederick Law Olmsted, the premier landscape architect of his time, famous for designing Central Park in NYC as well as many other parks and gardens.
Chihuly’s glass sculptures enhance the beauty of the gardens…and make all those who visit leave with a love of color, shape and form!
I enjoyed taking these photographs and could have stayed for hours wandering through the gardens.
Enjoy and I’ll let you know my favorites along the way!
All Glass Sculptures by Dale Chihuly.
All photos by Kathy Miller
The Biltmore Estate with Dale Chihuly’s Sole d’Oro anchoring the front lawn.
Sole d’Oro, 2017
Sky Blue and Cobalt Fiori, 2017…on the front terrace
Another fun event during the summer at Biltmore…Summer Concert Series…Music In The Mountains. They were setting up for The Temptations and The Four Tops concert off the South Terrace. Wish I could have stayed for that one.
Float Boat, 2014…in the ponds of the Italian Garden…(One of my favorites!) I love color!
Niijima Floats 2018-Chihuly at Biltmore
Neodymium Reeds with Fiori Verdi 2014-Chihuly at Biltmore…(Another favorite…who doesn’t love the calming of purple and green?…and on a hot day the lavender, purples and blues helps cool one’s soul.)
Think my soul is cool now!
The person on the right seems a little baffled…oh well…
Palazzo Ducale Tower 1996- Chihuly at Biltmore
Fiori Boat 2018-Chihuly at Biltmore
Leaving the Italian Garden, I wander under the Pergola…surprise!!!! A row of everchanging colors and shapes.
Blues- Pergola Garden Fiori 2018-Chihuly at Biltmore
Black and white Pergola Garden Fiori 2018-Chihuly at Biltmore
Red and Orange Pergola Garden Fiori 2018- Chihuly at Biltmore
Greens- Pergola Garden Fiori 2018- Chihuly at Biltmore
Blues II- Pergola Garden Fiori 2018-Chiluly at Biltmore
Looking back to the Pergola from the shrub garden. What a delight walking along the spectacular shaded pergola. Many ferns especially maidenhair ferns were planted in the wall…Very little sun, yet such a nice cool spot on a hot day.
Red Reeds 2017- Chihuly at Biltmore
Paintbrush Tower 2014, Chihuly at Biltmore
Paintbrush Tower 2014- Chihuly at Biltmore
Electric Yellow and Deep Coral Tower 2017- Chihuly at Biltmore
Conservatory at Biltmore with Chihuly sculpture
Cattails and Copper Birch Reeds 2015-Chihuly at Biltmore
AND MY FAVORITE!!!
The Chandeliers in the Conservatory
2nd Burnished Amber, Citron and Teal Chandelier- Chihuly at Biltmore
Burnished Amber, Citron and Teal Chandeliers 2017-Chihuly at Biltmore
Burnished Amber, Citron and Teal Chandeliers 2017- Chihuly at Biltmore
After leaving the house and garden area, a few other Chihuly sculptures were installed in the Antler Hill Village, where the Biltmore Winery and several shops and restaurants are located.
Alabaster and Amber Spire Towers 2018- Chihuly at Biltmore
Turquoise and Erbium Fiori-2017 Chihuly
I was able to photograph all Chihuly sculptures with the exception of 2 in the house. No photography allowed inside.
Click here to see a map of the gardens
If you are going to be in the mountains of NC this exhitbition is such a treat! My first exposure to Dale Chihuly was at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
Chihuly is the artist who created “Fiori di Como,” the glass sculpture that hangs from the ceiling in Bellagio’s lobby in Las Vegas.
CHIHULY CEILING IN THE LOBBY OF THE BELLAGIO HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS.
Also I have visited Chihuly’s permanent glass exhibition in downtown St. Petersburg, Fl
Experience Dale Chihuly’s permanent glass exhibition in downtown St. Petersburg.
CHIHULY COLLECTION is a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork.
Watch for more stories from my summer travel…Vermont and Maine next…Looking for a way to stay cool! And…football is coming up soon…Let’s get ready to tailgate!
Come celebrate with me. I’ll save you a seat at the table.