Longwood Gardens Announces New Exhibition Light: Installations by Bruce Munro

KENNETT SQUARE, PA — Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s great horticultural displays, announced today that it will welcome back artist Bruce Munro to present Light: Installations by Bruce Munro, a garden-wide exhibition on view June 30 through October 30, 2022.

“Longwood is thrilled to present the work of Bruce Munro 10 years after the success of his debut exhibition in our Gardens,” said Longwood Gardens President and CEO Paul B. Redman. “Since he first wowed our guests, Bruce has gone on to delight audiences across the United States and around the globe with his imaginative and beautiful artwork,” said Redman. “We are excited to present a collection of new, unique installations by Bruce that will enchant and amaze our guests yet again,” he said.

Light will feature an entirely new exhibition with eight installations spanning indoors and outdoors. Highlights include Field of Light, featuring 18,000 illuminated stemmed orbs lit by fiber optics along Longwood’s Large Lake. Munro’s imaginative sculpture will also be sited at the Small Lake, Orchard, Chimes Tower, and other locations throughout the Gardens.

Inside the Conservatory, the Exhibition Hall is transformed into a shimmering audio-visual installation telling the story of Longwood’s waterlilies, using an array of overlapping CDs, while in the East Conservatory a monumental geodesic sphere incorporating 1,820 recyclable bottles will radiate light.

“Returning to Longwood Gardens is a bit like coming home,” said Bruce Munro. “I am excited to return to this remarkable place and to share with guests new works that I hope will inspire them through the interplay of nature, landscape, and light.”

Light: Installations by Bruce Munro marks 10 years since Munro’s US debut solo exhibition of the same name at Longwood Gardens. Light will be on view June 30 through October 30, Thursday through Sunday evenings. Tickets will go on sale March 7. For more information, visit longwoodgardens.org.

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