By Carol Stocker
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will open its doors to spring with its 36th annual festival of flowers, Art in Bloom, this weekend. Local garden clubs and professional floral designers will adorn galleries throughout the Museum with displays inspired by works of art in the MFA’s collection.
This year, designers will pay specific attention to the Museum’s newly opened Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art by creating vibrant floral arrangements with modern twists. British floral designer and Rose Bowl Parade head judge Paula Pryke will make an appearance, and a family day full of activities for children will begin the celebration on Saturday, April 28.
The MFA’s galleries are transformed by almost 70 extraordinary arrangements inspired by specific works of art. Art in Bloom is free with Museum admission; no reservations are required to see the floral arrangements and participate in most of the programs listed below. Plan your visit for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Saturday, April 28, 11 am–3 pm
Art-making activities, storytelling, and more.
Sunday, April 29, 6–9 pm
A members-only viewing with tours, shopping, and dining. Tours until 8 pm; galleries open until 9 pm. The New American Cafe's last seating at 8 pm; Taste open until 8:30 pm.
Paula Pryke Book Signing
Monday, April 30, 12:30–1:30 pm
Monday, April 30, 5–9 pm
Museum admission is free.
Art in Bloom Tours
Saturday–Monday, April 28–30, 10 am–3 pm
Art in Bloom at Home
Saturday–Monday, April 28–30, 11 am–3 pm
Ikebana Floral Demonstration
Saturday–Monday, April 28–30, 3–3:45 pm
Saturday–Monday, April 28–30, 1–4 pm
Flowers and plants for purchase