Scott Sohr – Bruce Munro Light Exhibition at Cheekwood
The landmark will serve as the exhibition’s second appearance in the U.S., says Scott Sohr of Nashville.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – October 18, 2013 – Scott Sohr, Nashville land developer, today announced that the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art will host only the second North American exhibition of LIGHT. LIGHT is a thrilling outdoor art installation created by renowned British artist Bruce Munro, says Scott Sohr of Nashville.
Employing an innovative array of core materials and hundreds of miles of bright optic fiber, Munro will turn the beautiful gardens of Cheekwood into a supremely enchanting landscape. Scott Sohr of Nashville reports that the exhibition follows the tremendously popular American debut in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, at Longwood Garden. It has been specifically designed by Munro to incorporate Cheekwood’s magnificent gardens, expansive views and gentle hills, says Scott Sohr.
Nashville attraction Cheekwood will provide extended hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights until 11 p.m., states Scott Sohr. Nashville will be able to appreciate this sprawling exhibition in its most natural state, underneath the night sky.
Bruce Munro earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Bristol Polytechnic, says Scott Sohr. Nashville residents will be interested to learn that after graduation, Munro relocated to Sydney, Australia, and studied lighting and design. Scott Sohr, Nashville entrepreneur, explains that Munro was particularly influenced by Australia’s landscape and natural light. Munro returned to his hometown in Southwest England in 1992, reports Scott Sohr of Nashville. There, he settled into a new home with his family in Bath and established an art studio.
According to Scott Sohr, Nashville can expect similarly brilliant presentations Victoria and Albert Museum in London, as well as the Salisbury Cathedral. Additional venues for his highly creative expressions include London’s Kensington Palace and New York City’s Guggenheim Museum. In 2012, Munro hosted his first solo program in the United States at Longwood Gardens, says Scott Sohr of Nashville.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre estate located on the west side of Nashville, Tennessee, says Scott Sohr. Nashville, home of the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art among other venues, is a leader in the international art community. Thousands of other visitors have enjoyed some of the most compelling and visually appealing pieces of art in the entire world, says Scott Sohr of Nashville.
Scott Sohr of Nashville points out that Cheekwood is formerly the residence of Nashville’s famed Cheek family. In 1960, the 30,000 square-foot Georgian-style mansion was turned into a public museum, says Scott Sohr.
Nashville is fortunate to witness Cheekwood’s stunning art collection, which was established in 1959 through the assistance of the former Nashville Museum of Art. Cheekwood is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, says Scott Sohr, and Nashville residents along with out-of-town tourists flock to the site each year.
Scott Sohr of Nashville notes that the core holdings at Cheekwood include significant collections of American art, as well as a broad range of both American and British decorative arts. Cheekwood also presents a wide array of contemporary art, says Scott Sohr. The Nashville venue includes outdoor sculptures acquired from the nearby Woodland Sculpture Trail.