MFA Boston Celebrates Return of Spring with Annual Art in Bloom Celebration of Art and Flowers

2023 Lineup Includes 45 Art-Inspired Arrangements, Guided Tours, and Special Guest Speaker Jimmy Guzman

BOSTON (March 3, 2023)—The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), celebrates the return of spring with its 47th-annual Art in Bloom celebration from Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30. For more than four decades, the beloved event has paired art from the MFA’s collection—from ancient to contemporary—with floral interpretations created by New England-area garden clubs and professional designers. In addition to 45 original arrangements, highlights of this year’s celebration include a series of special events with master floral designer and founder of JNG Event Consulting Jimmy Guzman, who will lead two master classes as well as a lecture and demonstration.

Art in Bloom launches at the Museum with a special preview of freshly installed arrangements on Thursday, April 27. Private group tours also begin on Thursday afternoon, and advance registration is required. Throughout the weekend, visitors can enjoy free guided tours of arrangements throughout the galleries (included with Museum admission) and stop by the Garden Cart for unique gifts and treasures and take-home flower arrangements. Visitors are encouraged to share their best floral photos on social media with #mfaInBloom.

Tickets and reservations for private group tours are available on beginning March 7; tickets for guest speaker programs are available beginning April 4. Art in Bloom is presented by the MFA Associates, a group of dedicated volunteers who create the Museum’s flower arrangements throughout the year.

Art in Bloom is sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation. Additional support from Island Creek Oysters and Yellow Wood Partners.

Events and Activities

Preview Day

Thursday, April 27, All Day

Art in Bloom launches with a preview of freshly installed arrangements, giving visitors their first opportunity to discover this year’s art and arrangement pairings.

Guided Tours

Friday, April 28–Sunday, April 30 (All Day)

Throughout the weekend, MFA Associates and other volunteers will lead free, guided tours featuring five to seven floral interpretations (included with Museum admission). One-hour, private group tours are also available and can be reserved online from March 7–April 13.

Garden Cart

Friday, April 28–Sunday, April 30 (All Day)

Throughout the weekend, visitors are invited to shop for unique gifts and treasures in the Shapiro Family Courtyard at the Garden Cart, known for its fresh flower-filled teacups.

Members Night

Saturday, April 29 (6—9 pm)

MFA members enjoy an exclusive viewing with tours of arrangements, shopping and dining. Advance registration is required and tickets are free for members.

Master Classes with Jimmy Guzman

Saturday, April 29 (10:30 am—12:30 pm and 2—4 pm)

In a two-hour session, attendees can create their own incredible floral arrangement with inspiration and guidance from Jimmy Guzman, master floral designer and founder of JNG Event Consulting. ($250 for members; $280 for nonmembers). Advance registration is required and tickets can be purchased on beginning April 4.

Jimmy Guzman: Cherishing Moments of Being with Flowers

Sunday, April 30(1—3 pm)

“You live, you yearn” says Jimmy Guzman in this magical and inspiring lecture and floral demonstration. Founder of JNG Event Consulting, Jimmy shares anecdotes, observations, and photographs from past special events, all while constructing an oversized ceremonial arch and styling a spring tablescape. ($40 for members; $50 for nonmembers). Advance registration is required and tickets can be purchased on beginning April 4.

About the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The MFA brings many worlds together through art. Showcasing masterpieces from ancient to modern, our renowned collection of nearly 500,000 works tells a multifaceted story of the human experience—a story that holds unique meaning for everyone. From Boston locals to international travelers, visitors from across the globe come to experience the MFA. Through both art and audience, the Museum brings together diverse perspectives—revealing connections, exploring differences, creating a community where all belong. Plan your visit at


Sarah Drumm