Lewis Luman Cross (American, 1864–1951) Passenger Pigeons, c. 1900, oil on canvas. Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gift of Ruth Skwarek in memory of Elsa and Henry Mueller, 1983.1.19

Art in Bloom

March 24, 2017 – March 26, 2017

Art in Bloom is a bi-annual, one-weekend-only exhibition that celebrates the combined beauty of art and floral design. Come see the first signs of spring at the Museum while touring the galleries and enjoying extravagant floral sculptures. Our region’s most talented floral designers will create thought provoking and elegantly designed arrangements inspired by works from the Museum’s collection. These floral sculptures emphasize, challenge, and build upon elements and concepts within the original work of art, creating an extraordinary dialogue between the two pieces. Visitors will be invited to select the People’s Choice Award Winner by casting a vote for their favorite floral sculpture. This three-day exhibition is a must-see!

View weekend schedule here

Friday, March 24, 2017

    6:00 – 9:00 pm
    Art in Bloom floral design on view and People’s Choice Award voting opens
    Third Floor Galleries | Free with admission

    6:00 pm Opening Reception
    Auditorium | Free for members, general public welcome with price of admission

    7:00 pm Juried Winner Announcement

    7:30 pm Creativity Uncorked: An adult studio and after-hours gallery experience.
    Crane Studio | Purchase tickets here!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

    10:00 am – 5:00 pm Galleries open and People’s Choice Award Voting Continues
    Third Floor Galleries | Free with admission

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm Art in Bloom Tour with Ron Platt and Alice Waterous AIFD, CF, CFD, PFCI
    Meet in the lobby | Free for members, general public welcome with price of admission

    12:00 -1:00 pm Little Member Morning
    Meet in Lobby | Tickets available soon!

    1:00 pm Drop-in Studio
    Garden Room & Betz Studio | Free with admission

Sunday, March 26, 2017

    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Galleries open and People’s Choice Award Voting Continues
    Voting closes at 1:30 pm | Third Floor Galleries | Free with admission

    2:00 pm People’s Choice Award Announced before Sunday Classical Concert
    Lobby

    2:00 pm Sunday Classical Concert Series: Music in Bloom
    Featuring Jennifer Walvoord (violin), Andrew Le (piano), Leslie VanBecker (viola), and Alicia Eppinga (cello)
    Lobby | Free with admission


Related Events

Creativity Uncorked: Floral Painting
March 24, 2017, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

Learn how to paint floral creations based on the arrangements in Art in Bloom

Little Member Morning
March 25, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Take you budding art lover on a docent led tour through the galleries where they can explore floral creations inspired by the paintings, sculpture, and photography of GRAM’s permanent collection.

Art in Bloom Drop-In Tour
March 25, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Join us for a tour of Art and Bloom, the one-weekend-only exhibition that combines the beauty of art and floral design.

Sunday Classical Concert Series: Music in Bloom
March 26, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Enjoy live classical music performances every Sunday, set amid the beautiful architecture of GRAM.