Mia’s annual celebration of art and flowers, Art in Bloom, is back onsite and will be enjoyed in-person for the first time in two years. This year’s festivities will take place starting on April 28 and will coincide with the opening of Floral Affair: A Bouquet for the Friends’ Centennial.
Presented by the Friends of the Institute, this year’s Art in Bloom will showcase 140+ imaginative floral interpretations of selected works from Mia’s permanent collection, created by volunteer floral artists and commercial florists. During the four-day festival, the entire community is invited to enjoy the fresh floral arrangements and installations displayed throughout Mia’s galleries alongside the artworks that inspired them.
Art in Bloom is the principal fundraiser for Mia’s Friends organization, a group of members dedicated to supporting, enhancing and sustaining every collection and program. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the special organization, and to celebrate, the Friends have planned a special botanical exhibition, Floral Affair: A Bouquet for the Friends’ Centennial. The exhibition will open in the Cargill Gallery and revisit artworks featured at past Art in Bloom events. The centerpiece of the show is the gorgeous still life of dahlias painted by Eugène Delacroix, which Mia acquired with the help of a generous gift of funds from the Friends in celebration of their centennial. The exhibition will be on view through August 14.
Visit the official Art in Bloom landing page for complete programming and special event ticket information. General admission to Art in Bloom is free.