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 28 from 5 to 10 pm. Daily events include tours of flower arrangements throughout the galleries; demonstrations of floral arranging for your home; snacks and lunch among masterpieces in the European Paintings gallery; and outdoor walking tours. The popular Member Night is Saturday, April 29, and Community Day with children’s activities is Sunday, April 30. Free Ikebana demonstrations take place on Saturday from 3 to 4 pm in Remis Auditorium. Special Guided Group Tours are available beginning Friday evening.

Ariella Chezar, celebrated expert of painterly arrangements, offers Master Classes on Saturday, April 29. On April 30, Ariella presents a lecture and demonstration with techniques for creating designs that are dramatic, unexpected and even magical. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications as well as in the White House. Recently named a Top Wedding Designer by Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Ariella is the author of two best-selling books, Flowers for the Table (2002) and The Floral Workshop (2016). Book signing will take place following Master Classes and Lecture. Tickets for Ariella Chezar events are on sale February 23 at 10 am.

Special Evening Preview Friday, April 28, 5–10 pm


Ticketed Events

Ariella Chezar: Master Class ISold Out
Saturday, April 29, 10:30 am–12:30 pm | Druker Family Pavilion, Classroom 160
Receive hands-on flower design instruction from a master of painterly arrangements.
Members $225, nonmembers $270.

Ariella Chezar: Master Class IISold Out
Saturday, April 29, 2–4 pm | Druker Family Pavilion, Classroom 160
Receive hands-on flower design instruction from a master of painterly arrangements.
Members $225, nonmembers $270.

Petal Power: The Art of Painterly Arrangements
Sunday, April 30, 1–3 pm | Remis Auditorium
Floral demonstrations and lecture by Ariella Chezar with techniques for creating designs that are dramatic, unexpected, and even magical. Don’t miss her secrets about how to make unforgettable arrangements for events, weddings, and more.
Members $40, nonmembers $50

Guided Group Tours
Friday, April 28, 5–7:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, April 29–May 1, 10 am–3:30 pm
Bring your group of ten or more for a guided tour of the floral arrangements or opt to tour the galleries on your own. To book a group tour, complete our reservation form.

Special Events

Free with Museum admission

Friday Evening Preview
Friday, April 28, 5-10 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 of the Museum’s restaurants.

Celebrate Art in Bloom with Ikebana
Saturday, April 29, 3–4 pm | Remis Auditorium
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 29, 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 30, 10 am–4 pm
Celebrate Art in Bloom with family-friendly programming and entertainment.

Daily Events

Daily Tours
10:30 am–3:30 pm
Tour arrangements throughout the Museum

Designing with Flowers
Noon–3 pm
Enjoy continuous demonstrations of floral arranging for your home.

MFA Outdoor Walking Tour
1–2 pm
Discover the MFA’s architecture, outdoor sculpture, and neighboring gardens.

Access

Wheelchair Accessibility The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit mfa.org/access; e-mail access@mfa.org; or call 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY).

Audience

All ages

Free with Museum Admission


In This Series

Special Event

Friday Evening Preview
Friday, April 28, 2017
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

Ariella Chezar: Master Class I
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:30 am12:30 pm

Receive hands-on flower design instruction from a master of painterly arrangements. Take home your floral creation.

Special Event

Ariella Chezar: Master Class II
Saturday, April 29, 2017
2:00 pm4:00 pm

Receive hands-on flower design instruction from a master of painterly arrangements. Take home your floral creation.

Special Event

Celebrate Art in Bloom with Ikebana
Saturday, April 29, 2017
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...

Member Night
Saturday, April 29, 2017
6:00 pm9:00 pm

Exclusive chance to see “Matisse in the Studio” when the Museum is closed to the public! Enjoy a members-only viewing with tours, entertainment,...

Special Event

Art in Bloom Community Day
Sunday, April 30, 2017
10:00 am4:00 pm

Celebrate Art in Bloom with family-friendly programming and entertainment. Special Events and Art Making Art Making: Stained-Glass Flowers...

Special Event

Petal Power: The Art of Painterly Arrangements
Sunday, April 30, 2017
1:00 pm3:00 pm

Floral demonstrations and lecture by Ariella Chezar with techniques for creating designs that are dramatic, unexpected, and even magical. Don’t miss...


Sponsors

Art in Bloom is sponsored by Wilmington Trust.

Supporting sponsorship from Wheaton College.

Supporting sponsorship from Fox Hill Village—Westwood, MA.