ART IN BLOOM!!!
Over the weekend the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) hosted their 31st Annual Art In Bloom event.
This year’s festivity hosted 150 floral arrangements designed to reflect works of art from the museum’s permanent collection. This was my first year attending this exhibit and it was truly spectacular!
Floral art. Glass art. People art.
Some arrangements were taken directly from the artwork.
This free, four day celebration of floral beauty is presented each year by Friends of the Institute, an organization that has provided support to the MIA for 92 years. Over the years they have also provided educational outreach to the community to help make art accessible to everyone. According their website, last year nearly 93,000 pre-k through grade 12 students were served by off-site arts education, while 81,000 students made a trip to the MIA for a guided tour.
This Lovely vase . . .
. . . Became this beautiful arrangement.
Some interpretations were quite literal.
Do you think they captured the essence of George?
The MIA is one of the very few Art Museums of its caliber that still offers free general admittance every day (there is a fee for featured and visiting exhibits), however, the Museum’s permanent collection is amazing, and is a wonderful way to spend your day!