Tag: franklin park conservatory
Big Bugs have landed at the Franklin Park Conservatory for summer! The 10 enormous insect sculptures by artist David Rogers were created from found wood and other natural materials. The 25-foot-long ants near the entrance and an 18-foot praying mantis in the courtyard demonstrate that this exhibit was aptly named.
This time on Broad & High, we’ve got big bugs at the Franklin Park Conservatory, pretty dresses from Miss America 1963, angry stick figures in Animator vs. Animation and Hidden Mothers.
Viewers might remember when the Franklin Park Conservatory became only the 2nd botanical garden in the world to host an exhibition by glass artist Dale Chihuly in 2003, breaking all attendance records at the Conservatory. Chihuly, who has been credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement, has now taken his artwork to the desert.
Bruce Munro first fell in love with light after a rainstorm in an Australian desert brought out a temporary explosion of life.
Ever since, Munro has been creating light-scapes — landscapes full of light with bulbs, pulses of color, even bright flashes like a lightning storm to try and mimic the desert spectacle.