Art in Bloom Returns April 11–14

Posted on April 5th, 2013

Art in Bloom ushers in spring April 11–14
Annual floral design event celebrates 125 years of art

Milwaukee, Wis. – Get a jump start on spring at “Art in Bloom,” the annual tribute to art and flowers at the Milwaukee Art Museum, April 11–14, 2013. The inspiration for this year’s event is the Museum’s 125th anniversary celebration as well as its featured exhibition, Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America.

Showcasing the talents of over 45 renowned floral designers from across the Midwest, Art in Bloom brings together gardening, floral arranging, and landscape design, inspired by the art beneath the wings of the Museum and throughout the Galleries. The event also includes lectures, seminars, and activities for both experienced and novice gardeners.

“Art in Bloom is a festive community event that not only immerses you in beauty, but also provides you with an opportunity to enhance your floral and gardening know-how,” said Daniel Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. “With guest appearances by celebrity floral designers and master gardeners Neil Whittaker, Ron Morgan, Jill Bedford, Melinda Meyers, and James Walczak, visitors will discover a variety of ideas to use at home this season.”

In addition to daily lectures and programs around gardening and horticulture, the event includes a marketplace for shopping, a wine tent, and children’s activities in the Kohl’s Education Center.

“This is one of the most beautiful, family-friendly events of the year,” said Keegan. “I encourage everyone to take in the sights and smells of Art in Bloom this year.”

A complete schedule of lectures, events, and ticket information can be found at mam.org/bloom. Daily Museum admission is $15 adult/$5 Member, Thursday through Sunday. As always, children age 12 and under receive free admission. Programs requiring tickets and reservations are noted.

Art in Bloom is proudly presented by PNC, with additional support proudly provided by Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club, CDI- Center for Diagnostic Imaging, International Autos Group, Kanavas Landscape Management , Landworks Landscape Services, Milaeger’s Garden Bistro, and Barbara Strecker.


Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2013, the Milwaukee Art Museum collection houses over 30,000 works, with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art. The Museum campus is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and spans three buildings, including the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion and the Eero Saarinen-designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. For more information, please visit www.mam.org.