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“Don’t just see the art, smell it:” Annual Art in Bloom returns to the Milwaukee Art Museum

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Art Museum is bringing back one of Milwaukee’s signature spring events. Art in Bloom returns March 17-20 for its annual weekend of fun, flowers and fashion.

The annual event is a celebration of art through flowers, offering visitors a chance to revel in the magnificent colors and scents of spring through more than 40 art-inspired floral installations throughout the museum.

The floral displays are created by leading regional experts in gardening and floral and landscape design. This year, the designs are influenced and inspired by the Milwaukee Art Museum’s newly reopened Collection Galleries.

“It’s always amazing to see how our designers are able to bring pieces to life through Art in Bloom.  Spring is a time of renewal and this year has special significance with our new Collection Galleries setting the stage for this seasonal community celebration,” said Dan Keegan, Director, Milwaukee Art Museum.

Art in Bloom also features:

  • Daily presentations on a wide range of interests, including science, botanicals, sustainability and food
  • Fun hands-on activities for all ages, including a Kohl’s Art Generation Studio craft for kids and Wine & Canvas painting sessions for adults
  • A Marketplace filled with flowers, clothing, purses, jewelry, beauty products and garden accessories, featuring local vendors and artisans

“Beauty in Bloom,” the weekend’s innovative floral fashion show, will also return March 19th. The one-night-only event is a highlight of a season, with hors d’oeuvres, beverages and music.

The highlight of Beauty in Bloom, set against the backdrop of Windhover Hall, are awe-inspiring gowns and accessories created entirely from flowers and foliage.

Art in Bloom runs March 17-20th. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tickets to Art in Bloom and related events can be purchased online HERE.