The MFA welcomes back one of Boston’s most celebrated signs of spring, the annual Art in Bloom festival of flowers. For more than 40 years, Art in Bloom blossoms with art-inspired floral arrangements hand-crafted by New England garden clubs and acclaimed professional designers. Inspired by artworks from Ancient Egyptian to Contemporary, this year’s 51 arrangements are located throughout the Museum’s galleries.
Art in Bloom is open during regular Museum hours (10 am–5 pm) and is free with Museum admission; no reservations are required to see the floral arrangements and participate in many of the programs.
Art in Bloom launches with an Evening Preview of freshly installed arrangements on Friday, April 28. Daily events include tours of flower arrangements throughout the galleries; demonstrations of floral arranging for the home; lunch among masterpieces in the European Paintings gallery; and outdoor walking tours of the Museum’s campus and beyond. A Community Day with children’s activities takes place Sunday, April 30. Free Ikebana demonstrations occur on Saturday, and special Guided Group Tours are available beginning Friday evening.
Ariella Chezar, celebrated expert of “painterly” arrangements, offers Master Classes on Saturday, April 29, and on Sunday, April 30, Chezar presents a lecture and demonstration with techniques for creating designs that are dramatic and unexpected.