Celebrate the return of spring with Art in Bloom, the Museum’s annual festival of fine art and flowers.

Enjoy exquisite art from across the MFA’s collection paired with magnificent floral interpretations created by New England-area garden clubs. Professional designers delight with creative designs in Museum entrances and walkways.

Art in Bloom launches with an Evening Preview of freshly installed arrangements on Friday, April 27, from 5 to 10 pm. Daily events include tours of flower arrangements throughout the galleries; demonstrations of floral arranging for your home; casual dining among masterpieces; and outdoor walking tours. Browse the new MFA Art in Bloom Market and expanded Garden Cart for unique gifts and treasures.

The popular Member Night is Saturday, April 29, and Community Day with children’s activities is Sunday, April 29. Free Ikebana demonstrations on Saturday from 3 to 4 pm in Remis Auditorium. Private Guided Group Tours are available beginning Friday evening.


Ticketed Events

Joseph Massie from Liverpool, England, widely regarded as one of Europe’s top botanical artists, offers Master Classes on Saturday, April 28. On April 29, Massie presents a lecture and demonstration of his innovative, contemporary couture process. Frequently referred to as “the floral artist of his generation” and not yet 30 years old, Joseph has earned 17 national and international competitions and awards, including five consecutive Gold Medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Bryan Rafanelli, well known as founder of the nation’s premiere event planning and design company, speaks on Monday, April 30. Rafanelli shares his experiences, inspirations, and unforgettable memories from the exceptional events he has designed for clients around the world.

Tickets for Joseph Massie and Bryan Rafanelli events go on sale February 22 at 10 am.

Joseph Massie: Master Class I

Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am–12:30 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, Classroom 160
Members $225, nonmembers $270

Contemporary twist on classic floral design from one of Europe’s top botanical artists; with guidance and inspiration from Massie, create arrangements to keep.

Joseph Massie: Master Class II

Saturday, April 28, 2–4 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, Classroom 160
Members $225, nonmembers $270

Contemporary twist on classic floral design from one of Europe’s top botanical artists; with guidance and inspiration from Massie, create arrangements to keep.

Joseph Massie: The Art of Classic and Contemporary Couture Floral Design

Sunday, April 29, 1–3 pm, Remis Auditorium
Members $40, nonmembers $50

Floral demonstrations of innovative, contemporary designs and lecture by Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists and winner of five consecutive Gold Medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Expect be enthralled, inspired, and engaged by Massie’s unique perspective on floral art and design.

Bryan Rafanelli: Creating Memorable Moments

Monday, April 30, 11 am–Noon, Remis Auditorium
Members $40, nonmembers $50

Celebrated event planner Bryan Rafanelli shares his experiences, inspirations, and unforgettable memories from exceptional events he has designed around the world.


Art in Bloom Market

Experience great shopping opportunities at this year’s Art in Bloom! The Garden Cart features its signature floral teacups and many new flower- and gardening-related items. The Shapiro Family Courtyard blooms with specialty items for your shopping and gifting pleasure. Artisan vendors will sell jewelry, tablewares, garden objects, accessories, and much, much more!


Group Reservations

Bring your group of ten or more for a private guided tour of the floral arrangements or opt to tour the galleries on your own.

Private Guided Group Tours

Friday, April 27, 5–7:30 pm
Saturday–Monday, April 28–30, 10 am–3:45 pm
$35 per person

10–15 people per private guided group tour. Advance reservation required. Member discounts do not apply.

Self-Guided Group Tours

Saturday–Monday, April 28–30, 10 am–3:45 pm
$25 Adult, $23 Senior/Student, $10 Youth, Members free

10 or more people per self-guided group tour. Advance reservation required.

Tour reservation requests available starting February 22.


Special Events

Friday Evening Preview

Friday, April 27, 5-10 pm
Free with Museum admission

Wander the galleries with a program map and discover this year’s freshly designed arrangements. Make an evening of it with cocktails or dinner at one of the Museum’s restaurants.

Celebrate Art in Bloom with Ikebana

Saturday, April 28, 3–4 pm, Remis Auditorium
Free with Museum admission

Join floral designers from three Boston-area chapters of Ikebana schools—Ikenobo, Ohara, and Sogetsu—as they create arrangements showcasing the design principles of each school of Japanese aesthetics.

Member Night

Saturday, April 28, 6–9 pm

Enjoy a members-only viewing with tours, entertainment, shopping and dining.

Admission based on membership privileges.

Art in Bloom Community Day

Sunday, April 29, 10 am–4 pm
Free with Museum admission

Celebrate Art in Bloom with family-friendly programming and entertainment.


Daily Events

Daily Tours

10:30 am–3:45 pm
Free with Museum admission

Tour arrangements throughout the Museum.


Designing with Flowers

Noon–3 pm
Free with Museum admission

Enjoy continuous demonstrations of floral arranging for your home.


MFA Outdoor Walking Tour

1–2 pm
Free with Museum admission

Discover the MFA’s architecture, outdoor sculpture, and neighboring gardens.


Accessibility

The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit Accessibility, e-mail access@mfa.org, or call 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY). Wheelchairs and walkers are available at all entrances, first come, first served.

Audience

All ages

Free with Museum Admission


In This Series

Special Event

Friday Evening Preview
April 27, 2018
5:00 pm10:00 pm

Wander the galleries with a program map and discover this year’s freshly designed arrangements. Make an evening of it with cocktails or dinner at one...

Special Event

Joseph Massie: Master Class I
April 28, 2018
10:30 am12:30 pm

Contemporary twist on classic floral design from one of Europe’s top botanical artists; with guidance and inspiration from Massie, create...

Special Event

Joseph Massie: Master Class II
April 28, 2018
2:00 pm4:00 pm

Contemporary twist on classic floral design from one of Europe’s top botanical artists; with guidance and inspiration from Massie, create...

Special Event

Celebrate Art in Bloom with Ikebana
April 28, 2018
3:00 pm4:00 pm

Join floral designers from three Boston-area chapters of Ikebana schools—Ikenobo, Ohara, and Sogetsu—as they create arrangements showcasing the...

Special Event

Art in Bloom Community Day
April 29, 2018
10:00 am4:00 pm

Celebrate Art in Bloom with family-friendly programming and entertainment.

Special Event

Joseph Massie: The Art of Classic and Contemporary Couture Floral...
April 29, 2018
1:00 pm3:00 pm

Floral demonstrations of innovative, contemporary designs and lecture by Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists and winner of five...

Special Event

Bryan Rafanelli: Creating Memorable Moments
April 30, 2018
11:00 am12:00 pm

Celebrated event planner Bryan Rafanelli shares his experiences, inspirations, and unforgettable memories from exceptional events he has designed...


Sponsors

Art in Bloom is sponsored by Wilmington Trust.

Supporting sponsorship from Fox Hill Village—Westwood, MA.