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June 7, 2012

Reminder: Longwood Gardens’ Blockbuster Light Installation By Bruce Munro Debuts This Saturday, June 9; Watch An Awesome Time-Lapse Video Of The Installation

Experience Longwood Gardens in a whole new light through the evocative and imaginative art of Bruce Munro, British lighting artist. (Photo courtesy Longwood Gardens)

One of this summer’s — really this year’s — most anticipated exhibitions finally kicks off this weekend.

Longwood Gardens’ epic Light Installations By Bruce Munro debuts this Saturday, June 9. Longwood Gardens commissioned renowned UK light artist Bruce Munro to present a garden-wide exhibition that offers guests the rare opportunity to explore Longwood Gardens after hours.

Light, a U.S. premiere, illuminates 23 acres of the Gardens with 11 large-scale, site-specific light installations, seven outside in areas not usually seen by the public, three inside the grand four-acre conservatory and a small collection of illuminated sculptures in Longwood’s historic Music Room. All materials are repurposed, recycled or composted.

There’s a whole schedule of cool programming being held in conjunction with the exhibit; stay tuned for updates throughout the summer.

If ever there was an excuse to leave the city and head for the countryside, this is it.

Get more details information in our previous coverage.

Check out an awesome time-lapse video of the exhibition installation, below.

Light Installations by Bruce Munro at Longwood Gardens
When: June 9-September 29
Where: 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Cost: Tickets start at $11
More info: www.longwoodgardens.org


 

 

Longwood Gardens has commissioned acclaimed light artist Bruce Munro to transform the entire property into a fantastical illuminated wonderland. The exhibit, titled Light Installations By Bruce Munro, opens June 9. (Photo courtesy Longwood Gardens)

 

'Light,' a U.S. premiere, illuminates 23 acres of the Gardens with 11 large-scale, site-specific light installations, seven outside in areas not usually seen by the public. (Photo courtesy Longwood Gardens)

Previously:
Longwood Gardens’ Light Installations By Bruce Munro Debuts June 9: New Images Of The 23-Acre Exhibit, After-Hours SmART Nights, Culinary DeLIGHT Dinners In The Garden And More

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Louise M Riling says:

I would love to see this. Longwood is amazing, all by itself, this would just be another facet for fascination!