Experience Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Art with floral arrangements inspired by fine art and special events throughout the 4 day celebration, April 27th – April 30th.
With the snow melting and winter HOPEFULLY behind us, we have to think it’s finally spring here in Minnesota!
Spring also means it’s time for the annual Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Art in Bloom is a four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements inspired by fine art, and it takes place from April 27 through 30.
The event features the work of over 100 Pedestal Floral Artists creating imaginative floral interpretations of selected works of art from Mia’s permanent collection.
12 commercial artists will each create a special reimagination of Art in Bloom’s signature piece, Manchu Woman’s Unofficial Informal Summer Robe, a 19th century embroidered silk robe.
At this free event, open to the public, Mia invites you to experience the floral beauty and fragrance throughout the museum.
Here is a bit of what you can experience from daily tours to a family event.
Art in Bloom 2023
Daily Public Tours (in Person)
Each day, free public tours are offered and no reservation is required. You’ll join a Mia guide to tour through the galleries while learning more about the artworks that inspired the floral artists. Tours start from the second floor Rotunda.
Buds & Bloomers Family Event
Families are invited to this special event inspired by Art in Bloom’s signature piece, the 19th century embroidered silk robe. Activities within the Buds & Bloomers Family Event will include a dance performance by the CAAM Chinese Dance Theater, a group art project and a take-home fresh flower art project. The event happens Sunday, April 30, from 10am to 1 pm.
All of the events above are free of charge, but you can also purchase tickets to two events at Pillsbury Auditorium: Cultivating Place and a Garden Culture of Care lecture and Beauty and Bounty: Creating Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens for People, Plants and Pollinators seminar, as well as the Party in Bloom celebration event.
Check out the schedule and more specific information here on the Mia website.
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