Beauty in Bloom Four Days Only | March 2629, 2015

All of the components of Art in Bloom with a little extra flair.

Step into a celebration of fashion, beauty, design, and flowers. A very special treat in 2015, presented in the spirit of the Museum’s annual Art in Bloom, this event struts in for four days, offering exciting new surprises. Beauty in Bloom will transform the Museum, showcasing the talents of regional floral artists and designers in a not-to-be-missed display—and presenting beauty events on fashion, makeup, hair, and more, inspired by the Inspiring Beauty exhibition.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Couture Gardens: A Floral Display

With garden scenery and floral arrangements designed to reflect garments in Inspiring Beauty, this installation in Windhover Hall and throughout the Beauty Bazaar will stun—bringing spring to the Museum, no matter what the weather is like outdoors.

Beauty Bazaar

Gardening, art, fashion, and floral enthusiasts alike will want to visit the colorful marketplaces downstairs and in Baumgartner Galleria. Shop clothing, purses, artisan jewelry, beauty products, garden accessories, and more!


Visit the Nail Bar for a manicure; Beauty Boutique for a makeover; stop by for a blowout or updo.

Stallion Station

For the men who would enjoy a scotch tasting, or to lounge in front of SportCenter– this is your place. Barber will be onsite providing that close shave you can’t get anywhere else.

Special Programming

Stop in Lubar Auditorium and take in fashion-focused movies and video loops of runway shows from Paris and New York, as well as demonstrations and workshops on gardening, fashion, makeup, and design. Highlights include Camille Morgan, guest curator of Inspiring Beauty, speaking on floral design and plant technology in fashion, and Melinda Myers, discussing eatable flowers.

Opening Reception

Thurs, March 26, 5:30–8 PM
Meet the design experts behind Couture Gardens: A Floral Display, and shop the Beauty Bazaar, while enjoying complimentary light appetizers from Café Calatrava (or make reservations for dinner), a cash bar, and other surprises.

6:15–7 PM | Designer Awards, Acknowledgments, Iron Florist Competition Kids and Families

Make art in projects that are All About Design, in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio, and meet children’s book author Lois Ehlert, Saturday and Sunday, March 28–29, 1–4 p.m.

Fashion Show

Sat, March 28, 6–9 PM

Join us for an evening of fashion and cocktails. View 2015 spring designs from internationally acclaimed New York designer Katherine Feiner. Also view one-of-a-kind, one-night-only floral inspired ensembles and accessories created by floral designers.

Food and Beverage
Café Calatrava

(Drop-in or reservations at 414-224-3831)

The Coffee Shop

Beauty in Bloom Bistro and Wine Garden

For more information, contact Krista Renfrew, Director of Special Events at or 414-224-3856.