Mark your calendar for Art in Bloom 2017 and celebrate this exuberant spring festival at the MFA. This joyous rite of spring pairs fine art and floral design with offerings of free guided tours among MFA treasures, plus workshops, demonstrations, and lectures. Garden clubs and professional designers from across New England create floral arrangements inspired by the MFA’s works of art.

Highlights this year include a special evening preview on Friday night April 28, starting at 5 pm. The popular Members’ Night is Saturday, April 29 and Community Day with children’s activities is Sunday, April 30. Enjoy the Art in Bloom Café with its casual dining and lighter fare among masterpieces of European painting in Koch Gallery, 250.

Ariella Chezar, an expert on painterly arrangements offers master classes on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, and, on Saturday, April 30, presents a lecture and demonstration with techniques for creating designs that are dramatic, unexpected, and even magical.

See the full schedule of Art in Bloom events.


Art in Bloom is sponsored by Wilmington Trust.

Supporting sponsorship from Wheaton College.

Supporting sponsorship from Fox Hill Village—Westwood, MA.