British artist Bruce Munro is known for his immersive light-based installations, often presented outdoors and on a monumental scale, and inspired by his interest in shared human experiences. His work has been exhibited by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Waddeson Manor in Buckinghamshire, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as by Longwood Gardens, Cheekwood Museum and Gardens, and Franklin Park Conservatory.
Bruce Munro: Light at Hermitage Museum & Gardens in Norfolk, VA, is the artist’s first Mid-Atlantic exhibition, an experience created to transform and enhance the site’s gardens, mansion, and expansive views of the Lafayette River. During the exhibit, visitors wander the Hermitage forest, gardens, boardwalk, and shoreline as they are guided by Munro’s interactive displays created with flickering fluorescent tubes, LED-lit water bottles, fresnel lenses reminiscent of owl’s eyes, and an inventive reuse of materials.
An evening viewing of Munro’s unforgettable exhibition is just part of the exciting itinerary for the Arboretum’s Norfolk Nature, Art, & Gardens bus trip on October 22 and 23.
On this whirlwind overnight tour, see a loggerhead turtle, moon jellies, fish with no eyes, and frogs that change colors at the Virginia Living Museum, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Explore the Chrysler Museum of Art, one of America’s great fine art museums and two significant historic houses, and attend a glassmaking demonstration in the new Chrysler Museum Glass Studio across the street from the Museum.
Visit the 155-acre Norfolk Botanical Garden, with more than 40 theme gardens, by tram or foot. Theme gardens include the Bristow Butterfly Garden, the Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden, the Virginia Native Plant Garden, and the Bicentennial Rose Garden.
Don’t miss the chance to explore the culture and natural beauty of this historic city! Click here for more information and to register.