DENVER, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denver Botanic Gardens will present the Rocky Mountain region's first outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist Dale Chihuly. His dramatic sculptures will be on view June 14 – November 30, 2014.
Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world in museums and gardens.
In Denver, vibrant sculptures will be displayed throughout the Botanic Gardens, responding to unique plant and architectural settings. Changes in light interact with the glass, making them beautiful at any time of day or night and in varying weather. The art – ranging in size and style from small water floats to large vertical installations – adds bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens' 24-acre urban oasis. Highlights of the exhibition will include special programming and after-dark viewing hours.
Much of the artwork is designed to specifically complement the Denver Botanic Gardens' landscape. The Denver Botanic Gardens displays more than 34,000 plants from more than 90 countries. The Orchid collection contains nearly 800 species. Chihuly's work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass.
Exclusive downtown Denver hotel packages are now available, featuring VIP, skip-the-line tickets and other special offerings through the run of the exhibition.
Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
Package starts at $234
Package includes overnight luxury accommodations, two VIP tickets, 10 percent off the Denver Botanic Gardens Gift Shop and a welcome amenity in your room.
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Package starts at $475
The "Luminate in Luxe" package includes two VIP tickets, transportation to and from the Denver Botanic Gardens, two breakfasts, overnight accommodation in a luxurious king bedroom and a $100 gift card to a local fine arts glass shop.
Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown
Package starts at $167
The "Grand Chihuly Package" includes two VIP tickets to the exhibition and valet parking at the hotel for one vehicle.
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
Package starts at $139
The "Chihuly Comes to Denver" package includes two VIP tickets, breakfast for two in Pi, the hotel's on-site restaurant and parking for one car.
Hotel Monaco Denver-A Kimpton Hotel
Package starts at $199
The "Celebrate Chihuly" package includes two VIP tickets, deluxe accommodations, along with a wine amenity from Chihuly's home state of Washington, plus complimentary morning Dazbog coffee, tea and newspapers in the lobby.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Package starts at $164
The Chihuly Glass in the Gardens package includes overnight stay in a newly refreshed room, two VIP tickets to the Denver Botanic Gardens' Chihuly exhibit, and two cocktails in the hotel's 27th floor Peaks Lounge overlooking the Colorado Rocky Mountains or in Altitude Restaurant.
The Oxford Hotel
Package starts at $220
The "Classic to Contemporary" package includes two VIP tickets, a self-guided tour of the The Oxford's extensive Western Art Collection, valet parking and a complimentary room upgrade based on availability at check-in.
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Package starts at $169.
The "Chihuly Package" includes two VIP tickets, overnight accommodations, and overnight self-parking for one car.
For more information about Chihuly at the Denver Botanic Gardens and to book your Denver hotel package, please visit ChihulyInDenver.com.
About Denver Botanic Gardens
Green inside and out, Denver Botanic Gardens is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Gardens' living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado's semi-arid climate. The Gardens' dynamic, 24-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city is now in its 62nd year, offering unforgettable opportunities to flourish with unique garden experiences for the whole family – as well as world-class education and plant conservation research programs. Additional sites extend this experience throughout the Front Range: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a 750-acre native plant refuge with an active farm in Jefferson County; Mount Goliath is a high-altitude trail and interpretive site on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. For more information, visit us online at botanicgardens.org.
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