Field of Light

What are you up to this weekend? If you haven’t been out to see LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood, GO! GO this weekend!

It is not only a beautiful art instillation but a delightful family experience. Jacobs and I had a blast a couple of months ago wandering the gardens. We were actually invited to attend the media preview and a private tour by the artist himself. Munro was so friendly and down-to-earth. It made his art even more enjoyable to know that he doesn’t take himself too seriously and doesn’t intend for his art to have some incredibly deep meaning … it is just there for you to enjoy, not over-complicate.

Plus it made Vogue‘s list of 31 Ways to Make the Most of Summer. Big round of applause to Cheekwood for the national attention. We always knew you were great …

Here are some of my photos from the exhibit:

Bell Chandelier

Bell Chandelier: While most of the exhibit is outside in the gardens, make sure you go into the museum. One of my favorite pieces is this stunning chandelier of cascading optical fibers in the center of the mansion’s rotunda staircase, which makes it accessible from all angles.

Fagin’s Urchins: Created especially for Cheekwood’s reflecting pool, this one is beautiful at twilight.

Fagin’s Urchins:
Created especially for Cheekwood’s reflecting pool, this one is beautiful at twilight.

Light Shower: A site specific installation of 1,400 teardrop-shaped diffusers in the Mansion Loggia.

Light Shower: A site specific installation of 1,400 teardrop-shaped diffusers in the Mansion Loggia.

Field of Light: The star of the show—comprised of 20,000 lighted glass spheres and gracing the grounds in front of Cheekwood’s mansion—this installation must be seen in person.

Field of Light: The star of the show—comprised of 20,000 lighted glass spheres and gracing the grounds in front of Cheekwood’s mansion—this installation must be seen in person.

Water-Towers: Comprised of 40 structures built out of one-liter recyclable plastic bottles filled with water and optical fibers connected to an LED projector and audio system.

Water-Towers: Comprised of 40 structures built out of one-liter recyclable plastic bottles filled with water and optical fibers connected to an LED projector and audio system.

Blue Moon: Wind back into the Japanese Garden to find this burst of light.

Blue Moon: Wind back into the Japanese Garden to find this burst of light.

Here’s a map to plan your attack. The exhibit is open through November 10 (would be so fun this fall when the nights start getting cool) and admission is $15 per person. Friday nights are open late (until 11 p.m.) and include live music and cash bars throughout the gardens. We might just see you there tonight!

 
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