Art in Bloom Returns March 27-30

Posted on February 12th, 2014

Spring finally retruns to Milwaukee March 27–30
Art in Bloom returns with bright colors, beautiful bouquets

Milwaukee, Wis.Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art serves up inspiration for “Art in Bloom,” the annual tribute to art and flowers at the Milwaukee Art Museum, March 27–30, 2014.

Presented by PNC, “Art in Bloom” brings together over 40 gardening, floral arranging, and landscape designers from across the region, 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. “This is one of the most beautiful, family-friendly events at the Museum. I encourage everyone to take in the sights and smells of ‘Art in Bloom’ this year.”

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.

A complete schedule of lectures, events, and ticket information can be found at mam.org/bloom. Daily Museum admission is $17 adult/$5 Member, Thursday through Sunday. As always, children age 12 and under receive free admission. Programs requiring tickets and reservations are noted.

Daily Events, Thursday–Sunday, March 27–30
• Collection galleries open with artwork-inspired floral displays
• Marketplace open with gifts and accessories for your home and garden
• People’s Choice Awards voting
• Café Calatrava, the Coffee Shop, the Windhover Hall Garden Room, and Milaeger’s Outdoor Garden Tent open for food and refreshments
• Drop-in docent-led tours at 10:15 am, noon, 2 pm

The Milwaukee Art Museum houses a rich collection of over 30,000 works, with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and is the world’s leading repository for work by untrained creators. 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 mam.org.