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.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Couture Gardens: A Floral Display

Lush garden scenery and stunning floral arrangements bring spring to the Museum and create the perfect backdrop for Beauty in Bloom’s fashion-inspired floral installations. Partnered by Ancora Stone & Tile, Flagstone Landscaping, and New Eden Landscape Architecture.

Beauty Bazaar

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


Be refreshed with a quick updo or mini makeover at the Blush Beauty Boutique and Polished Nail Bar.

Stallion Station

A distinctive respite new this year, complete with SportsCenter, scotch tastings, cigar bar and products presented by Uhle Tobacco Company, as well as featured barber or shoe shining services by Stag Barbershop.

Special Programming

Inspirational and informative presentations focus on fashion, flowers, and beauty. Highlights include Camille Morgan, guest curator of Inspiring Beauty, speaking on floral design and plant technology in fashion; April Sheridan of The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, discussing the college’s unique Papermaker’s Garden; and a regional Fashion Blogger Panel and meet-up.

Opening Reception

Thurs, March 26, 5:30–9 PM
This is your first opportunity to view Beauty in Bloom’s gown-inspired floral arrangements and shop the Beauty Bazaar, while enjoying complimentary light appetizers from Café Calatrava (or make reservations for dinner), a cash bar, and other surprises.

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

Fashion Show

Sat, March 28, 6–9 PM

Acclaimed New York designer Katherine Feiner debuts her 2015 spring designs, alongside local artist and florist creations featuring gowns and accessories made entirely out of blooms. This premiere event also includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Limited tickets available.

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.

Food and Beverage
Café Calatrava

(Drop-in or reservations at 414-224-3831)
Modern fare, small plates, and Café Calatrava classics.

The Coffee Shop

Beauty in Bloom Bistro and Wine Garden
Sandwiches, wraps, salads, and espresso and coffee cocktails.

Beauty in Bloom Bistro and Wine Garden

(Located in the Lower Level)
Bistro fare and bar favorites in a new location.

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