Chihuly’s Magic at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Where did summer go? Technically we have until the third week of September before we officially bid adieu to its glories. Fortunately, you have longer than that to catch the Chihuly exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens. I made my first visit to the DBG in early August on a bright, sunny Sunday afternoon. The place was packed and the shooting conditions about the most challenging you can imagine with all that sun and all that glass.

The friend who took me said her husband wasn’t a big fan of how the glass sculptures work in the garden (they are in virtually every part of the multi-acre space). In some areas, I agreed with him, but in others I thought the additions were brilliant. A film in the visitor’s center gave us some insight into his work in other venues, including cities like Venice and Jerusalem. If you’re in Denver between now and when the exhibit closes in late November, don’t miss it – and if you go at night, the sculptures are lit! How cool is that?

In the meantime, here are some photos to give you a vicarious experience.

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5 Comments on “Chihuly’s Magic at the Denver Botanic Gardens”

  1. Barbara Says:

    Love these photos Melissa – please post more !

  2. Leigh Says:

    Marvelous! Thanks!

  3. willisjw Says:

    Very nice! I also recommend the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and the Space Needle exhibit in Seattle, both great Chihuly expositions.


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