Art again in bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum
The annual event, featuring more than 40 arrangements inspired by MAM artworks, will run through this Sunday. Angela Morgan has photos of this year's setup.
Walk into Windhover Hall this weekend, and you’ll be instantly transported to a place that actually has spring in the air. Yes, it’s finally springtime at the Milwaukee Art Museum, thanks to its annual Art In Bloom celebration, a tribute to art and flowers featuring more than 40 floral designers chosen to develop arrangements that complement specific, curated artworks.
Upon entering the museum, you walk into the very green and beautiful Calatrava, decorated by Nicholas Carl Interior & Event Planning. It’s a nice break from the long Wisconsin winter; the exhibit makes Windhover Hall feel more like a jungle than a museum. Along both corridors of the Baumgartner Galleria and the Schroeder Galleria is a marketplace with innumerable ideas and options for you to kickstart your gardening season; fresh flowers and plants, gardening tools and accessories, garden and home decor, a garden idea and design center and about everything else you can think of with a flower on it.
Also through the weekend are several lectures and master classes with renowned floral designers Ron Morgan and Neil Whittaker. Additional presentations will be given by are gardening experts including Melinda Meyers and Jill Bedford. Want to attract more birds and butterflies to your property? Want to create still lifes for photography? Want to know how to cook from your backyard garden? These topics and many more will be explored during Art In Bloom.
Though it may not exactly feel like spring outside yet, the blooms are open inside The Milwaukee Art Museum. Art In Bloom will get you excited for what’s just around the corner and is worth a visit this weekend.
Art In Bloom runs Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14 at The Milwaukee Art Museum. Admission is $5-15, lectures and master classes cost additional. For more information, visit the event website.