May 17-October 7, 2018
Another fabulous new exhibition is coming to Biltmore Estate! "Chihuly at Biltmore" brings a spectacular outdoor and indoor exhibition in the gardens and Biltmore House, featuring the monumental glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. Included in the regular admission price, see Chihuly’s sculptures in the Winter Garden inside Biltmore House and throughout the estate, including the Italian Garden and Walled Garden. Pic above: Float Boat, 2014 Denver Botanic Gardens, ©Chihuly Studio
Float Boat and Carnival Boat, 2012 Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, ©Chihuly Studio
For the first time, enjoy special evenings in the gardens that will offer views of the sculptures after sunset. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore will be held on Thursday through Sunday nights, and it will require a separate ticket. We'll have more details later!
Green Hornets and Gold Waterdrops, 2012 Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, ©Chihuly Studio
Chihuly’s creative vision utilizes light, space, and form. For more than a half century, Chihuly has created with a variety of media including glass, paint, charcoal, graphite, neon, ice, and polyvitro. Acclaimed for his iconic glass sculptures, Chihuly is also known for ambitious and immersive site-specific public installations and exhibitions in museums and gardens around the world. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections around the world.
One of his most famous pieces, “Fiori Di Como,” covers the lobby ceiling of the Bellagio in Las Vegas. I took this photo during my visit there - I'm sure many of you have a similar pic!
Other new exhibition in 2018 is "Glamour on Board: Fashions from Titanic the Movie" on display inside Biltmore House on February 9-May 13, 2018. Read more.
See our main Biltmore Insider's Guide for details on visiting the estate and more events.
Photos: The Biltmore Company & Chihuly Studio