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Venue:Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
Dates:Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Saturday, April 27, 2019
Hours:10:00am-4:00pm
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Arts & Culture
art in bloom at the mfa boston 2019 photoCelebrate the return of spring with Art in Bloom, the Museum’s annual festival of fine art and flowers.

Enjoy exquisite art from across the MFA’s collection paired with magnificent floral interpretations created by New England-area garden clubs.

Professional designers delight with creative designs in Museum entrances and public spaces.

Art in Bloom launches with a preview of freshly installed arrangements on Friday, April 26, from 3 to 10 pm.

Daily events include tours of flower arrangements throughout the galleries; demonstrations of floral arranging for your home; casual dining among masterpieces; and outdoor walking tours.

Browse the MFA Art in Bloom Market and Garden Cart for unique gifts and treasures.

The popular Member Night is Saturday, April 27, and Community Day with children’s activities is Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Free Ikebana demonstrations on Saturday from 3 to 4 pm in Remis Auditorium.

Ticketed Events
Remco van Vliet is a third-generation master florist from the Netherlands and creative director of Van Vliet & Trap Event Design of New York City.

Van Vliet & Trap Event Design creates the stunning colossal urn arrangements and accompanying bouquets on view each week in the Great Hall at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join us on Sunday, April 28, as Remco van Vliet presents an inspiring lecture and creates spectacular arrangements from classic to contemporary that will inspire arrangers of all generations.

Remco van Vliet: Master Class I (Sold Out)
Saturday, April 27, 10:30 am–12:30 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, Classroom 160
Members $225, nonmembers $270

Create your own floral arrangement with inspiration and guidance from Master Florist Remco van Vliet, creative director of Van Vliet & Trap Event Design NYC.

Remco van Vliet: Master Class II Saturday, April 27, 2–4 pm,
Druker Family Pavilion, Classroom 160
Members $225, nonmembers $270

Create your own floral arrangement with inspiration and guidance from Master Florist Remco van Vliet, creative director of Van Vliet & Trap Event Design NYC.

Remco van Vliet: Still Life, Still Alive!
Sunday, April 28, 1–3 pm, Remis Auditorium
Members $40, nonmembers $50

Floral demonstration and lecture by Remco van Vliet with creative techniques for designing spectacular arrangements from classic to contemporary.

Art in Bloom Market
Experience great shopping opportunities at this year’s Art in Bloom!

The Garden Cart features its signature floral teacups and many new flower- and gardening-related items.

The Shapiro Family Courtyard blooms with specialty items for your shopping and gifting pleasure.

Artisan vendors sell jewelry, table wares, garden objects, accessories, and much, much more!

Art in Bloom Café
Saturday, 10 am–5 pm, Gallery 250
Members Night, 6–8:30 pm, Gallery 250
Sunday, 10 am–5 pm, Gallery 250
Monday, 10 am–5 pm, Gallery 250

Special Events

Friday Preview
Friday, April 26, 3–10 pm
Free with Museum admission
Wander the galleries with a program map and discover this year’s freshly designed arrangements. Make an evening of it with cocktails or dinner at one of the Museum’s restaurants.

Celebrate Art in Bloom with Ikebana Saturday, April 27, 3–4 pm, Remis Auditorium
Free with Museum admission
Join floral designers from three Boston-area chapters of Ikebana schools—Ikenobo, Ohara, and Sogetsu—as they create arrangements showcasing the design principles of each school of Japanese aesthetics.

Member Night
Saturday, April 27, 6–9 pm
Enjoy a members-only viewing with tours, shopping and dining. Admission based on membership privileges.

Art in Bloom Community Day
Sunday, April 28, 10 am–4 pm
Free with Museum admission
Celebrate Art in Bloom with family-friendly programming and entertainment.

Daily Tours
10:30 am–3:45 pm
Free with Museum admission
Tour arrangements throughout the Museum.

Designing with Flowers
Noon–3:30 pm
Free with Museum admission
Enjoy continuous demonstrations of floral arranging for your home.

MFA Outdoor Walking Tour
1–2 pm
Free with Museum admission
Discover the MFA’s architecture, outdoor sculpture, and neighboring gardens.

Accessibility
The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors.

For information, visit Accessibility, e-mail [email protected], or call 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY). Wheelchairs and walkers are available at all entrances, first come, first served.

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Art in Bloom is free with Museum admission, no reservations required. Free with museum admission. Tickets for tours, master classes, and demonstrations must be purchased separately.

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www.mfa.org/artinbloom

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465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA map
Phone: (617) 267-9300

Please enter through the Huntington Avenue Entrance or State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance. Both are convenient ways to enter at the heart of the Museum and easily access the collections and the centrally located Sharf Visitor Center. Both entrances are fully accessible with ramps and power assist doors.

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