Chihuly at Biltmore

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Chihuly at Biltmore

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Just when you think the Biltmore can’t get any prettier… along come Chihuly at Biltmore!

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

Hi guys!

If you’ve been a long time reader of Running in a Skirt you know I’m a huge Biltmore Estate fan.  I use my annual pass to walk the property and gardens plus the Hubs and I like going to dinner there as well.  When I first heard about their new event, Chihuly at Biltmore, I was pretty excited.  I wanted to see it right away but summer got crazy and the perfect time never came around.  So I decided the other week to get my camera and just go by myself.  I’m so glad I did.  It was one of the prettiest things I’ve seen in a while!

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Dale Chihuly is a world-renowned artist recognized for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement.   I wasn’t familiar with his work before this event, but now I’m in love. The Biltmore Estate is hosting his work until October 7th in the historic gardens.  They had never done anything like this before, so I was super curious to see how it would work.

I started my mini-tour by the greenhouse and instantly spotted the first work.

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Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

These gorgeous red pieces looked like flames.  All of the glass is blown by the artist and was then brought to the estate to display.

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

The pieces in the walled garden were even more spectacular.

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

I went early in the morning and the light was just perfect!

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

This piece is even more beautiful in person.  It towered over my head.

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

I then walked towards the house and found these lined up against some of the old stone walls.

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

The most spectacular part of the show in my opinion was around the reflecting pool.

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

There was just enough light and clouds in the sky to create a stunning effect in photos.  This pool normally just has the plants and fish in it.  All the glass orbs are part of the exhibit.

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

As I was taking photos I kept thinking how his work brought even more beauty to one of the most beautiful places. I didn’t even think that was possible.

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

At the other end of the pool, there was a similar piece but this one had less symmetry to the pieces.  Hard to believe this is all glass that is hand made!

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

This one looked so intricate I could only imagine how much time it took to put together.  It was dazzling in person.

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

My favorite photo of the day was this one.  The reflected clouds matched so perfectly with the white sculpture.  Sheer perfection!

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

Needless to say, I’m a fan and I hope to get back before the exhibit closes.  It is nothing short of stunning.  Even if you’ve been to the Biltmore a thousand times, I highly recommend going back to see this.

Chihuly at Biltmore Asheville

The exhibit is open until October 7th and they are also offering lighted viewings at night called Chihuly at Night.

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By | 2018-08-22T09:13:32+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun|6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Sherri Bradley August 24, 2018 at 10:01 am - Reply

    So Beautiful!!!!

  2. Blane Sherer August 23, 2018 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Awesome ! Very pretty .
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Andrea on Vacation August 23, 2018 at 9:49 am - Reply

    I love glass art too! What a cool exhibit! Corning Museum of Glass and the gorgeous chandelier at Victoria and Albert Museum in London are the two places that really stick out for me.

  4. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real August 22, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Those are incredible!! Glass artists always amaze me at their talent. I can’t imagine how pretty it would be in the fall as the leaves change or at night.

  5. [email protected] August 22, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Really pretty. Thinking of getting a year pass. Haven’t done that in years.

  6. Lisa Ballantyne August 22, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Wow! Nothing short of amazing!

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