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Join us on National Public Gardens Day and Experience the Magic of
BRUCE MUNRO: LIGHT IN THE GARDEN
Wednesday – Saturday, May 2 – October 3 I 6-11pm
Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden features unique installations created from hundreds of miles of optic fiber. Munro, a British artist internationally acclaimed for his use of light as an artistic medium, transforms the Garden with imaginative, luminous works of art.
Light is a site-specific exhibition and the largest by the artist in the Southeast. “This show will be something unlike any other that Atlantans have experienced,” says Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson. “At dusk, the Garden will become this enchanting landscape that visitors just have to see to believe.”
The exhibition includes six diverse installations, from massive displays to smaller sculptures, throughout the gardens and inside the conservatories – some set to music. Equally diverse are the artist’s materials, from fiber optics to recyclable plastic bottles.
The show’s largest and most spectacular installation, Forest of Light, features more than 30,000 flower-like stems of lights blanketing Storza Woods – an extensive display that can be experienced both from the ground and from the Canopy Walk above. The display is an adaptation of Munro’s iconic Field of Light first exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2004 and the largest installation of its kind in the world to date. Water-Towers includes 6-foot tall cylindrical sculptures made of thousands of lighted, water-filled one-liter recyclable bottles.