Acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly is set to return to the Sonoran Desert with a stunning new exhibition at two of Arizona’s most iconic venues, Desert Botanical Garden and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.
Combining art, architecture, and nature, “Chihuly in the Desert” will showcase the artist’s stunning, large-scale installations nestled among the Desert Botanical Garden’s world-class collection of desert plants. Featuring installations on the Garden’s trails complemented by a major indoor gallery in Dorrance Hall, the dynamic exhibition will include never-before-seen installations.
At Taliesin West, installations will be inside the building, on the lawns, floating on the water, and emerging from the desert itself. Each installation is a rich dialogue between Wright and Chihuly, pairing the work of two masters in a way that has never been done before. The Desert Laboratory of Wright’s Taliesin West is an ideal backdrop for exploring the elements and principles of design, present in both Chihuly’s sculptures and Wright’s architecture.
Chihuly’s spectacular artworks can be found in more than 200 museums worldwide, and garden exhibitions of his work have been mounted at the New York Botanical Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.
From sunrise to sunset, Chihuly’s complex pieces come alive at these two locations for a joint exhibition, on view from December 3, 2021, through June 19, 2022. Tickets are now available to purchase through either venue.