Welcoming back one of Boston’s springtime staples, the 39th annual “Art in Bloom” (April 25-27) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will blossom with 51 art-inspired floral arrangements, hand-crafted by New England garden clubs and professional designers.
This year’s arrangements will artistically accentuate works found throughout the Museum, including objects in the Ancient Greek galleries, the Arts of the Pacific Gallery and the highly anticipated exhibition, Hokusai. Additionally, a special “Director’s Choice” arrangement will be inspired by one of Ann and Graham Gund Director Malcolm Rogers’ favorite paintings, “Picture Gallery with Views of Modern Rome” (1757, Giovanni Paolo Pannini).
On Friday, April 24, a “Bubbles and Blossoms” preview party will jumpstart the celebration, providing attendees with a glass of bubbly, some light bites and a sneak peek of the arrangements. Sponsored by Galerie d’Orsay, the party will spotlight a painting by artist Bruno Zupan, who plans to create a new work in the Shapiro Family Courtyard inspired by one of the arrangements.
On Saturday, April 25, flower arranging demonstrations and lectures will be given by French flower expert, Christian Tortu, who uses nature as a source of inspiration and has crafted floral arrangements for Paris couture houses and royal weddings alike.
Join Converse on Family Day – Sunday, April 26 – for two art-making activities where kids can take part in an Art in Bloom-inspired collaborative mural project and then customize a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers.
Fans can follow the MFA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news and updates about Art in Bloom. Supporting sponsorship for Art in Bloom from Wheaton College. More information available at mfa.org/artinbloom (Museum admission required).