Brookgreen Gardens Delays Opening of "Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light"

#5 Field of Light, Precedent Image. Photographer Serena Munro

Brookgreen Gardens announced the opening of "Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light" has been postponed until May 1st, due to the latest mandates announced by the state government. Right now, Brookgreen Gardens vast outdoor spaces remain open as a retreat for guests to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors while following social distancing guidelines.

"Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light" will consist of seven works of art in light and mixed media, each designed specifically for the natural garden spaces where they will be installed. Brookgreen’s exhibit will be the only opportunity to see Munro’s work in the eastern United States in 2020. The following illuminated installations will consist of tens of thousands of components, which will be placed throughout the sculpture gardens and arboretum:

  1. Field of Light - 11,700 stems of light in softly moving colors covering the Arboretum.
  2. Fireflies - 600 sprigs, flourishing in Oak Allée.
  3. Time and Again - 37 stainless steel “lilies” in Pegasus Field.
  4. Okonjima Choral Society - 2,000 ‘frogs’ singing in unison behind the garden wall at the Brenda S. Rosen Carolina Terrace.
  5. Hive – installation composed of 1,448 bee-inspired hexagonal elements in the Bell Tower.
  6. Reflections – 4 mesmerizing sound and light digital projections in the arcade between the Welcome Center and Keepsakes.
  7. Water-Towers - 10 towers illuminated by fiber optics and choreographed sound in the grassy area adjacent to The Visionaries sculpture.

The exhibition will be on full display beginning May 1st on Wednesdays-Saturdays from 7 pm to 10 pm. To purchase tickets, click here. Tickets already purchased can be used at any date during the exhibition. For more information about this event, visit http://bit.ly/2udwoIl.

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