The Boston Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the return of spring with Art in Bloom, Saturday, April 29 to Monday, May 1, 2017.
For more than 40 years, the festival has paired art from across the MFA’s collection with floral interpretations created by 50 New England-area garden clubs.
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 on 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.
Art in Bloom is included with Museum admission: $25 for adults and $23 for seniors and students age 18 and older. Admission is free for children 17 and under. Art in Bloom is presented by the MFA Associates, a group of dedicated volunteers who lead gallery tours and create the Museum’s flower arrangements throughout the year.
For more information, call 617-267-9300 or visit www.mfa.org.