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Art in Bloom 2020, Milwaukee Art Museum

Art in Bloom

April 30–May 3, 2020

See spring come alive at this annual event. Discover stunning art-inspired floral installations set among three floors of the Collection Galleries. Take part in inspirational and informative workshops and presentations that focus on nature, flowers, and environmental issues in our community.
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Hours

Thurs, 10 a.m.*–8 p.m.
Fri–Sun, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

*Watch the florists at work; they have until noon to install their arrangements.

Member Early Access

Fri–Sun, 9–10 a.m.

Members at the Art Advocate ($200) level and above are invited to access Art in Bloom early, one hour before the event opens to the public. Please be sure to carry your membership card with you for check-in. Not at the Art Advocate level? Upgrade today to beat the crowds and enjoy more exclusive benefits all year.

Daily Activities

  • Collection Galleries open with art-inspired floral arrangements
  • Marketplace featuring work by local artists, garden accessories, jewelry, and more
  • Docent-led tours (Fri–Sun)
  • Kohl’s Art Generation Lab and Studio for kids of all ages
  • Windhover Hall floral installation
  • Live music
  • Food and beverage options
  • Silent auction organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Garden Club

Art in Bloom Presented by:

Educator's Credit Union

Admission

Art in Bloom 2020, Milwaukee Art Museum

Membership Special Offer
Receive free Art in Bloom admission when you join or renew your Museum membership at the event—and a $10 gift certificate for Milaeger’s home and garden store, located in Racine and Sturtevant, if you join or renew at the Family or Dual level, or above.

Adults

$19 in advance
$24

Seniors/Students

$17 in advance
$22

Members

$5 (plus fees) in advance. Learn more about membership.
$5

Children

12 & Under, Members’ children 17 & under
Free

Purchase advance admission and workshop tickets by 5 p.m. on April 29.


Plan Your Visit

Located within the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 North Art Museum Drive, right on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Parking

Visitors can park in the Museum’s underground Calatrava garage, in Museum Center Park (across the street on North Lincoln Memorial Drive), or in the Milwaukee County War Memorial’s surface lot (just north of the Museum). Valet service is available at the Museum’s main entrance.

Rates:

Calatrava garage

$18 (Members receive a discount)

Museum Center Park

$15 (Members receive a discount)

Valet

$20 (Members receive a discount)

War Memorial

$15 Thurs/Fri, $10 Sat/Sun.

Group Tours

Register your group for a tour of Art in Bloom! Tours are scheduled every half hour, starting at 10 a.m., and last approximately one hour. For guided tours, please book six weeks in advance, and for self-guided tours, please book two weeks in advance.

$19 per adult, $17 per college student, $25 fee per docent

Adult and senior groups of fifteen or more are eligible. For more information, call 414-224-3842 or email grouptours@mam.org.


Presentations and Workshops

Art in Bloom 2020, Milwaukee Art Museum

Thurs, April 30

Presentations

Lubar Auditorium
Free with event admission

3 p.m. | Flowers in Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Catherine Sawinski, Assistant Curator of European Art, Milwaukee Art Museum

Art in Bloom 2020, Milwaukee Art Museum

Join Catherine as she shares the stories of flower-related works in the Museum’s Collection.

Workshops

Northwestern Mutual Room
Additional price; reservations required

1 p.m. | Creating Unique Floral Arrangements with “Found” Items
Michael Alt, Owner, Alt’s

Discover how to use both botanical and nonbotanical materials you might find outdoors to create a lively, one-of-a-kind bouquet you can take home.

$50/$40 Member


Fri, May 1

Presentations: Community Action

Lubar Auditorium
Free with event admission

11 a.m. | Issues Impacting Milwaukee’s Waterways and What You Can Do
Jennifer Bolger Breceda, Executive Director, Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Learn about issues impacting Milwaukee’s waterways, including plastic pollution, storm water runoff, and climate change, and how you can help combat them.

1 p.m. | How to Compost Successfully
Melissa Tashjian, Founder and President, Compost Crusaders

Whether you live in a home or an apartment, find out how you can help reduce our waste stream, increase soil production, and eliminate kitchen trash through composting.

3 p.m. | Conservation in Your Yard
Marc White, Director of Conservation, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Support local conservation efforts by providing a haven for pollinators and integrating native plants in your yard—Marc will show you how.

Workshops

Northwestern Mutual Room
Additional price; reservations required

11 a.m. | Floral Fascinators
Emily Neubauer, Owner, Belle Fiori, Ltd.

Channel your inner duchess and create a fresh floral fascinator to wear as you tour the galleries or to your favorite Kentucky Derby party.

$55/$45 Member


Sat, May 2

Presentations

Lubar Auditorium
Free with event admission

1 p.m. | Pruned
You be the judge of the skills, speed, and ingenuity of the four designers in this floral design competition set up to mimic Food Network’s Chopped.

Workshops

Northwestern Mutual Room
Additional price; reservations required

11 a.m. | Spring Centerpieces
Courtney Gutschenritter, Owner, Courtney Joy Floral

Find out how to bring movement and visual interest to your seasonal-floral arrangements, as you make one of your own to take home.

$60/$50 Member

1:30 p.m. | Simple Floral Structures for Artistry in Design
Pam Borgardt, Designer and Floral Education Specialist, Rojahn and Malaney Wholesale Floral Company

Go beyond the simple vase, and make a structure to creatively display your arrangement of vibrant fresh roses and greenery.

$50/$40 Member


Sun, May 3

Presentations

Lubar Auditorium
Free with event admission

1 p.m. | Art in Bloom Florist Live Demonstration and Panel Discussion
Welcome floral participants as they create art-inspired arrangements live on stage and discuss the work that went into this year’s masterpieces.

Workshops

Northwestern Mutual Room
Additional price; reservations required

11 a.m. | Succulents for Any Space
Melissa Maas, Owner, Bank of Flowers

Add a touch of green to your home, office, or patio with the succulent garden you’ll arrange within a rustic wood box.

$55/$45 Member


Special Program

Beauty in Bloom: A Floral Fashion Show

Sat, May 2, 7 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale January 31, starting at 9 a.m.

Don’t miss the gowns and accessories that local artisans create entirely out of blooms.

Fashion Show Presented by:

St. Rita Square

Art in Bloom 2020, Milwaukee Art Museum


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