Celebrate the arrival of spring at Art in Bloom. Discover stunning art-inspired floral installations set among three floors of the Museum’s Collection Galleries. This annual event has something for everyone, from family activities to the popular fashion show. Venture into a world of art and flowers for a few hours—or all four days!
Receive free admission for two when you join or renew your Museum membership at the door—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. This special membership offer is valid on-site only, April 11–14, 2019.
There are a variety of paid public parking options: the Museum’s Calatrava parking lot underneath the Museum, across Lincoln Memorial Drive (west of the Museum) in Museum Center Park (at O’Donnell Park), or just north of the Museum in the War Memorial’s surface lot. Valet service is available from the Museum’s main entrance.
Museum Center Park
$15 Thursday/Friday, $10 Saturday/Sunday. Self-park, cash/credit/debit with .50 surcharge
Members now save 20% on parking. Bring your newly re-issued card with you to receive the discount. Visit our Member Parking FAQ page for more details.
Docent-led drop-in tours of Art in Bloom highlights are available Friday through Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., noon, and 2:00 p.m., and last approximately one hour. Tours meet in Windhover Hall.
Free with Art in Bloom admission.
Adult and senior groups of 15 or more are eligible for reduced Art in Bloom admission and a 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store, when booked two weeks in advance. Ask about adding a docent-led tour when scheduling your visit. Six-week notice required for docent-led tours.
$14 per adult/senior or $5 per college student; $25 fee per docent scheduled (one per 15 adults)
Celebrate Art in Bloom in the Kohl's Art Generation Studio. Drawing inspiration from the paintings within Bouguereau & America, the Studio will be transformed into a Classical landscape, complete with Grecian pillars, urns, and vases filled with fresh blooms. Step up to an easel, and create a floral masterpiece on canvas board.
Alexander Lawson (American, b. Scotland, 1773–1846) Louisiana Tanager, plate 20 from the American Ornithology (Philadelphia, 1808-1814) n.d Hand-colored engraving. Collection of Milwaukee Art Museum. Gift of Donald and Helen Polacheck in memory of Stanley and Dorothy Polacheck. Photo by John R. Glembin. M2008.41
Richard Earlom (English, 1743–1822) | After Philip Reinagle (English, 1749–1833) Tulips, 1798 (detail). From the book The Temple of Flora, or Garden Of Nature, Being Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System Of Linnaeus, by Dr. Robert John Thornton. Color mezzotint with hand coloring. Collection of Milwaukee Art Museum. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Pabst Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Starr III in memory of Mrs. Carl Eberbach. Photo by John R. Glembin. M1973.99
John T. Bowen (American, ca. 1801–1956?) Raven (Old Male) and Thick-Shell Bark Hickory, from The Birds of America (New York and Philadelphia, 1840-44) Color lithograph. Collection of Milwaukee Art Museum. Gift of Donald and Helen Polacheck in memory of Stanley and Dorothy Polacheck. Photo by John R. Glembin. M2008.49
Robert Havell, Jr. (Amercian, b. England 1793–1878) Brown Pelican (Pelecanus Fuscus) No. 51, pl. CCLI (251), from "The Birds of America" [435 plates, executed 1827-1838] 1835, Hand-colored engraving with aquatint. Collection of Milwaukee Art Museum. Gift of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Photo by John R. Glembin. M1957.41