On May 1, Amanda Parer: Intrude opened at Nashville’s Cheekwood Estate and Gardens. The gorgeous live-scale exhibition includes nine oversized glowing bunnies.
The bunny exhibition installation started on April 24 and it took them nearly a week to complete, that’s how impressive these bunnies are. Nashville’s viewing of the exhibition is extra special because we get to see two new XL bunnies. They’ve never been viewed before and they stand at an impressive 40 feet tall.
With the help of these bunnies, Cheekwood visitors experience these bunny works of art while engaging in ecological conversation. “The 18th-century introduction of European rabbits to Parer’s native Australia resulted in a rapidly escalating continent-wide epidemic,” Cheekwood states. “The rabbit overpopulation continues today, with bills and resolutions regarding population control regularly appearing in Australian parliament.”
Cheekwood is going all out to welcome the exhibition to Nashville. Along with the giant bunnies, they will host hoppy hours and glowga. Every Thursday and Friday through May 25, guests can enjoy “hoppy hour” from 5 PM to 10 PM. This is a unique way to view the bunnies since they’ll be completely lit up after dark. They will have craft cocktails, beers, wine, food trucks and more. On May 4, the hoppy hour will have a hip-hop dance party theme and on May 25 it will be a silent disco.
On May 15, guests can enjoy an evening yoga class with cocktails amongst the glow of Amanda Parer: Intrude. Inner Light Yoga will host the outdoor class for yogis of all levels. Registration is required.
Just a reminder that guests are not allowed to kick, punch, jump, roll or lie on the bunnies but you can love them! Gentle touching and even little kisses are encouraged. This exhibition runs through May 27 at Cheekwood during regular daytime hours. On Thursdays and Friday, they’ll stay open until 10 PM.
For more information on this exhibition or any of the above-mentioned events, head to Cheekwood’s official website. Click through our photo gallery below and see the bunnies for yourself before you head to the botanical gardens to view them in all their glory.