Celebrate spring at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts’ 28th Annual Art in Bloom. Visitors will be able to view the talents of over 150 floral designers alongside the artwork that inspired them. Attend A History of Flowers at the White House and learn how chief floral designer Nancy Clarke created floral designs for six American presidents, their families, and the world’s foremost dignitaries, or join garden designer C. Colston Burrell as he examines the shifting roles gardens play in everyday culture in his lecture Sacred Space/Play Space: The Mystique of the Garden. Author Bonnie Blodgett (Remembering Smell: a Memoir of Losing—and Discovering—the Primal Sense) will also be on hand to share her gardening tips.
After perusing the many multi-faceted floral arrangement/artwork combinations during the afternoon, mingle with other floral and garden enthusiasts at MIA’s Flowers After Hours while you listen to the musical stylings of the Cafe Accordian Orchestra. Watch Bachman’s creative designer Scott Ellingboe construct an artistic floral interpretation and indulge in chocolate samples from River Chocolate Company.
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
DATES AND SHOW HOURS:
Thursday, April 28 (10 a.m.-9 p.m.)
Friday, April 29 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Saturday, April 30 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Sunday, May 1 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Art in Bloom 2010 Winners
Birds and Flowering Plants
Floral Arrangement by Pamela W. Nuffort and Sue Zaudtk
Study for Improvisation V
Floral Arrangement by Robert Menik, Kay Quinn, Gordon Deane, and Barbara Burgum
Floral Arrangement by Karen Ortiz of Bachman’s