I SPY: The Golden Hour

May 22, 2017

Have you visited the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens yet?  Thanks to this girl for bringing me back for round two!  I'll easily go a third if anybody wants a personal tour guide!  HA.

You remember I raved about it before when I saw it at the opening in daylight?  It is even more gorgeous at dusk.  This time we went at prime time during the golden hour around 7:30pm.

The art takes on a different life at sunset.  If you haven't been yet and plan to go, I highly recommend you buy tickets for Chihuly Nights instead of the All Garden Pass limited just to the day.  This way you can kill two birds with one stone.  You'll get to maximize your visit, by seeing the exhibit in daylight when the park re-opens at 6:30pm, watch the sunset, and stay till after dusk to experience the spectacular transformation.  The only down is that the Mertz Library that houses a few Chihuly sculptures indoors is not open at night.  A small lost!

When you go please note that the park map they give you at the entrance does not pin point where all the Chihuly sculptures are located.  You need to follow the interactive guide on your phone, to be sure not to miss anything.  Didn't use this guide the first time I was there and realized this second time I missed a very important part!  Glad I went back so I could view this boat filled with hand blown glass balls and screens by the Rock Garden.

Absolutely love this show and setting.  Obsessed to the point where I want to plan a trip to Seattle to see his permanent collection at Chihuly Garden & Glass.  Ever been?  Heard it's amazing and you can see the Chihuly sculptures from the top of the Space Needle.  Doesn't that sound cool?  Yeah…got to see it to believe it!

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