Photos courtesy of Betsy Barron Fine Art Photography
Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s great display gardens, has commissioned UK light artist Bruce Munro to present a debut, garden-wide exhibition, Light: Installations by Bruce Munro, running now through September 29th. This is Munro’s first garden installation in the US and will showcase never-before-seen views of Longwood at night.
Light will feature seven large-scale outdoor installations, two installations within Longwood’s grand 4-acre Conservatory, and a small collection of illuminated sculptures in Longwood’s historic Music Room
“The unmatched beauty of Longwood Gardens inspired me in so many ways,” said Munro. “Creating works that speak to the landscape but also enhance the natural beauty of the Gardens was an exciting artistic challenge,” said Munro. “I hope that guests will see in these works the beauty of melding light and the landscape to become one.”
This will be Munro’s first opportunity to create installation art works in the USA. To date, his best-known installations are CD Sea at Long Knoll and Field of Light at The Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. His work has also been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Salisbury Cathedral.
Ticketing and Hours
Light: Installations by Bruce Munro is included in Gardens Admission. Timed Tickets are required for Gardens Admission and can be purchased online at longwoodgardens.org. Admission prices are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (ages 62 and older) and $8 for ages 5-18 (or with valid student ID). Ages 4 and under are free.
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