Spring in Boston. Art in Bloom at MFA (Museum of Fine Arts in Boston). Great events during April 2013. A full program of floral arrangements.
Everyone’s favorite festival of fine art and flowers returns to the MFA. See Art in Bloom’s fragrant floral creations before everyone else on a self-guided tour Friday night—bring friends or a date and then stay for dinner or cocktails after your stroll through the season’s freshest flowers. The weekend offers a kaleidoscope of color with Members’ Night on Saturday. And the kids will love creating art amongst beautiful blossoms during Family Day on Sunday.
Coming soon! Celebrate spring at this annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers. See the MFA’s galleries transformed by almost 70 extraordinary arrangements inspired by magnificent works of art. Art in Bloom is free with Museum admission; no reservations are required to see the floral arrangements and participate in most of the programs listed below.
Free with Museum admission.
Ikebana Floral Demonstrations. Saturday, April 27, 3–4 pm. One floral creation from each of the three Ikebana design schools.
Members’ Night. Saturday, April 27, 6–9 pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. A members-only viewing with tours, shopping, and dining.
Family Day. Sunday, April, 28, 10 am–4 pm. Art-making activities and performances for children of all ages.
Gardens of New York. Sunday, April 28, 3–4 pm. A presentation by Maureen Bovet, a dynamic lecturer on world gardens.
Designing a Garden for All Seasons. Monday, April 29, 3–4 pm. A presentation by Suzanne Mahler, a recognized garden writer and lecturer.
Free with Museum admission.
Art in Bloom Gallery Tours. 10 am–3 pm. Tour the collections and flower arrangements throughout the galleries.
Art in Bloom French, Russian, Chinese, and Italian Tours. Saturday, April 27, 2:45pm. Tours of arrangements throughout the galleries, given in French, Russian and Italian.
Designing with Flowers. Noon–3 pm. Continuous demonstrations of flower arranging for your home.
Outdoor Walking Tours. Saturday–Monday, April 27–29, 1–2 pm. Discover the MFA’s architecture and explore neighboring gardens.
Tickets on sale now
SOLD OUT Shane Connolly Master Class I
Saturday, April 27, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Hands-on floral arranging with one of Britain’s best-known floral designers. Tickets $200.
SOLD OUT Shane Connolly Master Class II (advanced)
Sunday, April 28, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Hands-on floral arranging for advanced students with one of Britain’s best-known floral designers. Tickets $200.
SOLD OUT Shane Connolly: A Year in Flowers
Monday, April 29, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Floral demonstration and lecture with Shane Connolly, one of Britain’s most renowned floral designers. Book signing follows. Tickets $55.
Saturday, April 27, 12:30pm and 2:30 pm
Sunday, April 28, 12:30pm and 2:30 pm
Monday, April 29, 12:30pm and 2:30 pm
Adults $30, children under 12 $12.
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