Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Marks the Return of Spring with Annual Art in Bloom Celebration of Art and Flowers

Friday, April 26–Sunday, April 28, 2024

2024 Lineup Includes 45 Art-Inspired Floral Arrangements, Guided Tours, and Special Guest Semia Dunne

BOSTON (March 5, 2024)—The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), celebrates the return of spring with its 48th-annual Art in Bloom celebration from Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28. 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 volunteer and professional floral designers. In addition to 45 interpretive arrangements, highlights of this year’s celebration include two master classes with Semia Dunne, founder and president of SEMIA, one the nation’s premier floral enterprises. Dunne has been recognized as one of the nation’s top floral designers by Martha Stewart Weddings and one of the 125 most exciting floral artists in North America by Florists Review Magazine.

Art in Bloom launches at the Museum with a special preview of freshly installed arrangements on Thursday, April 25. Group tours will begin on Friday, 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. MFA members enjoy an exclusive viewing of Art in Bloom during Member Night on Saturday, April 27. Attendees can also experience the Museum’s major spring exhibition Hallyu! The Korean Wave (opening March 24), as well as Dress Up (opening April 13), which highlights the Museum’s fashion and jewelry collection. Visitors are encouraged to share their best floral photos on social media with #mfaInBloom.

Art in Bloom is included with general admission and tickets can be purchased in advance on or at the door. Tickets and reservations for private group tours and self-guided group tours are available on beginning March 5; tickets for master classes are available beginning April 2. 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 supported by Arbella Insurance Foundation and Yellow Wood Partners.

Schedule of Activities

Preview Day

Thursday, April 25 (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.

Group Visits

Friday, April 26–Sunday, April 28 (All Day)

Private one-hour group tours and self-guided group tours are offered Friday through Sunday, and advance registration is required. Group visits will be available to reserve on beginning March 5.

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.

Free Guided Tours

Saturday, April 27–Sunday, April 28 (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).

Member Night

Saturday, April 27 (6–9 pm)

Members and their guests enjoy an exclusive viewing of Art in Bloom with free guided tours, shopping at the Garden Cart and dining in the Koch gallery and Shapiro Courtyard. Members can also join theo tyson, Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts, for gallery talks in the exhibition Dress Up with special guest Thom Solo, Boston-based artist and shoe designer whose work is featured in the exhibition. Member Night includes access to Hallyu! The Korean Wave. Advance registration is required; tickets are free for members and will be available on beginning April 2.

Master Classes with Semia Dunne

Saturday, April 27 (10:30 am–12:30 pm and 2–4 pm)

In a two-hour session, attendees can create their own masterpiece with unique spring florals, led by master florist Semia Dunne from Providence, Rhode Island ($275 for members; $295 for nonmembers). Advance registration is required and tickets will be available to purchase on beginning April 2.

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 all over come to experience the MFA—where they reveal connections, explore differences and create a community where all belong.

Open six days a week, the MFA’s hours are Saturday through Monday, 10 am–5 pm; Wednesday, 10 am–5 pm; and Thursday–Friday, 10 am–10 pm. Plan your visit at


Sarah Drumm