Jeramey Jannene
Press Release

Art and Flowers Combine at Milwaukee Art Museum’s Art in Bloom

The Museum’s popular annual event returns April 11–14 with art-inspired floral arrangements, workshops, lectures, a fashion show and family-friendly activities.

By - Mar 5th, 2019 11:01 am
Art in Bloom. Photo from the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Art in Bloom. Photo from the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Art and flowers will come together for the 12th year to celebrate the return of spring at Art in Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Presented by Educators Credit Union, the popular annual event will give visitors the opportunity to view more than 38 art-inspired floral installations on display throughout the Museum, Thursday, April 11, through Sunday, April 14. Each arrangement is inspired by a specific work in the Museum’s Collection and created by local florists.

“The fantastic and colorful floral installations inspired by works of art in our Collection are a highlight of spring in Milwaukee,” said Krista Renfrew, Director of Special Events at the Milwaukee Art Museum. “Visitors appreciate the fresh and fragrant perspectives these floral experts bring to the galleries.”

Art in Bloom will feature a variety of additional activities and programs including floral workshops and presentations, docent-led tours, family-friendly activities and a marketplace offering items by local artists, home goods, jewelry, clothing and garden accessories. All lecture presentations in Lubar Auditorium are open to the public and included with Art in Bloom admission.

At the popular Beauty in Bloom: A Floral Fashion Show, models will walk down the runway wearing couture-inspired gowns and accessories that local artisans create entirely out of flowers, with inspiration drawn from the Gilded Age of the Museum’s exhibition Bouguereau & America. This ticketed event takes place April 13 at 7 p.m. inside Windhover Hall and will include hors d’oeuvres, valet parking and a cash bar.

Also on April 13, four floral designers will show off their pruning skills, speed and ingenuity at the floral design competition “Pruned,” inspired by competitive cooking shows. Admission to Pruned is free with Art in Bloom admission.

“Art in Bloom is an exceptional Milwaukee tradition that Educators Credit Union is proud to support. These artists continue to amaze us every year with their ability and talent,” said Shannon Huot, Educators Credit Union Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We want to ensure they are able to put that work on display for all to see and admire.”

In previous years, more than 10,000 guests have visited the Museum during the event.

Art in Bloom is presented by Educators Credit Union, with additional support from Milaeger’s home and garden store.

Media Sponsor: MKE Lifestyle Magazine

Event Information


Thursday, April 11: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Friday, April 12: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday, April 13: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sunday, April 14: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Daily Admission: $5 for Members; $24 for adults ($19 advance tickets); $22 for seniors and students ($17 advance tickets); Free for children 12 and under. Members’ children 17 and under are also free. Admission for Educators Credit Union Members is $5.

Special Membership Offer: Visitors receive free admission for two when joining or renewing their Museum membership at the door—and get a $10 gift card to Milaeger’s if they join or renew at the Family/Dual level or above. Offer only valid on-site, April 11–14, 2019


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