Bruce Munro at Cheekwood

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated my mom’s birthday with a family outing to Cheekwood to see the Bruce Munro light exhibit. The exhibit has been running since May and goes through November 10, but most of it is outside so we wanted to see it before it gets too cold in Nashville. Since the exhibit arrived at Cheekwood I’ve seen photos on instagram and facebook of the beautiful lights all over the gardens and I (correctly) figured that they weren’t really doing the exhibit the full justice it deserved, so I was excited to see it all in person. The five of us – mom, dad, Javi, gma and I – spent the evening wandering around all of Cheekwood’s gardens in the dark enjoying the beautiful light displays throughout the grounds. It was weird to be at Cheekwood at night – usually folks go during the day to see the different gardens at different times of year and the art that adorns the grounds. The lights were truly incredible – for the most part it was very quiet outside and there’s something relaxing and peaceful about watching colorful lights flicker and dance around Japanese gardens and huge sloping fields at night. The indoor exhibit was beautiful too, though not quite as exhilarating as seeing the thousands of lights outside. The best part indoors was the huge piece that looked like a showerhead cascading down three floors from the ceiling. If you haven’t seen the Bruce Munro exhibit yet we highly recommend that you take the opportunity to view it before it gets too cold and before it moves on to the next destination! Like I said, the photos don’t do it justice but here are a few from our evening. Un par de semanas atras, celebramos el cumpleanos de mi mama con una paseo familiar en Cheekwood para ver la exhibicion de luces de Bruce Munro. La muestra ha estado en el parque desde Mayo y sigue hasta Noviembre, pero la mayoria es al aire libre asi que queriamos ir antes de que se pusiera frio en Nashville. Desde que la muestra llego a Cheekwood he visto fotos en Instagram y Facebook de las hermosas luces en todos los jardines y pense (correctamente) que las fotos no le hacen justicia a la exhibicion, asi que tenia que ver las luces en persona. Los 5 – mama, papa, Javi, abuela y yo – pasamos la tarde dando vueltas por los jardines de Cheekwood en la oscuridad disfrutando de las luces. Fue raro esta en Cheekwood durante la noche – normalmente vamos durante el dia para poder ver los jardines y las exhibiciones de arte que adornan le parque. Las luces son realmente increibles – por la mayoria del paseo no habia ruido, todo muy tranquilo, y hay algo muy relajante y pacifico en ver las luces prenderse y apagarse al rededor de los jardines Japoneses y las praderas al aire libre. La mejor parte de la muestra interior era una pieza que parecia una ducha de luz que caia desde el tercer piso hasta el primer piso. Si no han ido a ver la muestra de Bruce Munro todavia, se las recomiendo. Aprovechen la oportunidad de verla antes de que se ponga demasiado frio y antes que se acabe! Como dije, las fotos no le hacen justicia a la belleza del paseo pero aqui van algunas de nuestro paseo.

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2 responses to “Bruce Munro at Cheekwood”

  1. Longwood Gardens had some of these same light fixtures in their gardens two summers ago. i had to see it 3-4 times. its great to walk a garden at night lit up with lights and changing colors. thanks for the reminder,

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