Giant Bunnies Bounce Into Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Posted at 9:45 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 10:47:04-04

Springtime means you've probably seen bunnies in your lawn, but not like the ones chilling at Cheekwood. 

"So we are standing among nine of Amanda Parer's bunnies and they range in size from Small to Classic to XL," said Gina Wouters, VP of Museum Affairs and Chief Curator.  

Size is relative since one of Parer's "small" rabbits still stands about 5-feet-tall. 

"These large bunnies are really playful and whimsical to walk around and interact with," she said.  

It takes more than 7,500 pounds of sand to install the bunnies and more than a week to set up.

The exhibit has traveled around the world, but this is the first time they've hopped into Nashville. And while bunnies are admittedly adorable, the Australian artist is making a statement about invasive species. 

"So she's really trying to in this very playful way with this exhibition point out the human impact on the world," said Wouters.  

The bunnies will stay standing for about a month. And while they are impressive at any time, the real magic starts when the sun goes down. 

"Intrude" runs through May 27 during daytime hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). There will also be special evening events. For more information click here.