LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood | Always Aubrey

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood

In May, Cheekwood began a weeknight LIGHT exhibit by Bruce Munro that lights up the grounds with some pretty amazing fiber optic light installations.  It was so popular, they extended the exhibit until November 10th!  After hearing a bunch of buzz about it, Duke and I purchased tickets for a Thursday night and hoofed it there straight from work.  We wanted to get there before sunset, and we made it in the nick of time.

Sunset!


There were a ton of people there, even for an exhibit that has been up for months and only happens on weeknights.  Parking was crazy!  But we had a perfect weather, and getting there before it was dark gave us a unique view of the exhibit in a before/after.  I'm waiting on a new camera lens for my DSLR (busted mine in Vegas) so all I have are iPhone snaps of the exhibit.

Field of Light

I think I liked the Field of Light best!  It has 20,000 lights like a field of glowing flowers.  Duke said he could build me a mini one if we get a house someday.

This exhibit is so hard to describe, and my iPhone photos don't do it any justice.  I definitely recommend you see it for yourself if you can!

Oh, iPhone photos... need to fix my camera.

Cheekwood is one of our special places.  It was one of our first "dates" in Nashville, back when the treehouse exhibit was up.  I'm so glad Duke is the kind of guy that loves art... He has no problem spending a few hours at a museum, and it's kind of a quiet and relaxing thing to do.  He promised to take me to the Warhol museum in Pittsburgh next we're there.  We went to the Carnegie last time!

6 comments:

  1. That's awesome! I wish they would bring that exhibit near me lol

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    1. It was a lot of walking but so worth it... just a huge exhibit overall!

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  2. That is REALLY cool looking. It would be neat if I could convince the hubs to do a day trip to see this.

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    1. I think it is worth it to come into town and plan a nice dinner in the Green Hills area after. :) It is only weeknights, which makes it less easy for a day trip, but you should try if you can!

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  3. nick and i went to that recently (for the record, Cheekwood is closed on Mondays! nope, definitely didn't learn that the hard way. . . ) we liked the field of lights best, too! we also had one of our first dates there, the Chihuly exhibit like 3 years ago! haha, can't believe it's been that long. we also loved the treehouses— i think that was my favorite that i've seen so far!

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    1. It's such a nice place if you're the kind of couple that enjoyed a leisurely walk and even some quiet time. Cheekwood and Arrington are two of our favorite places in the Nashville area.

      I'm glad they kept the Walden treehouse after the exhibit was over!

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