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Installations from British artist Bruce Munro’s exhibit Light, on display at Nashville’s Creekwood Botanical Garden May 24 through November 10

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Dream World

Monday, May 6th, 2013

British installation artist Bruce Munro lights up Nashville

A field of 20,000 lighted up glass spheres. Forty towers of sparkling water bottles. Hundreds of miles of glowing optical fiber. Bruce Munro is a master at turning unusual materials into dreamlike light installations. THe internationally acclaimed British artist, who has mounted a solo exhibition in the U.S. only once before, found a new muse in Nashville's Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of art. On display at Cheekwood May 24 through November 10, the exhibit (aptly named Light) will include four installations never before seen in the U.S. and three world premiere pieces inspired by the historic 55-acre American Country Place Era estate. Beyond the eerily beautiful iridescent world Munro creates among the garden's gently rolling hills, woods, and waters, a collection of illuminated sculptures and a brand-new cascading chandelier of fiber optic cables will light up Cheekwood's Museum of Art, housed in a 30,000-square-foot Georgian-style mansion. 

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