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'Art in Bloom,' Boston, April 27-29

Posted by Jen Clark Estes  April 4, 2013 08:57 AM

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An oil painting by Paul Gauguin inspires a floral arrangement, one of many during the MFA's "Art in Bloom" event.

Photo courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will welcome the spring season with its 37th annual festival of flowers, "Art in Bloom," hosted by the MFA Associates. Garden clubs and professional floral designers will transform the galleries throughout the Museum with over 50 displays inspired by works of art. Family-friendly programming on April 28 includes art-making activities, storytelling, and live entertainment. Kids and their families can collaborate with Sidewalk Sam and use sidewalk chalk to leave your mark on the Museum's steps. Other activities include lectures, flower-arranging demonstrations, outdoor walking tours that explore the architecture and neighboring gardens of the MFA, and elegant teas. A full schedule of events is available on the Museum's website. Most programs are free with Museum admission. Sat., April 27 - Mon., April 29. Adults, $25; ages 65+ and students 18+, $23; under 17 free on weekends. Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. www.mfa.org

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