May 1–4, 2014
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Saito Ippo, Japanese, screen (byobu), Flowers of the Four Seasons (detail), early 19th century, ink and colors on gold leaf, Gift of the Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture


Welcome to
Art in Bloom 2014

Enter a world of timeless art and fresh flowers during the 31st annual Art in Bloom. Delight in over 150 floral arrangements designed to interpret pieces of art from the MIA’s permanent collection. Art in Bloom offers four full days of free and ticketed events.

Download the Art in Bloom 2014 Program Book (PDF)

Art in Bloom is presented by Friends of the Institute, an organization that has provided benevolent support to the MIA for 92 years. Friends support the extensive educational outreach of the MIA helping to make art accessible to everyone. Last year, nearly 93,000 pre-K through grade 12 students were served by off-site arts education, making the MIA one of the largest arts educators in the state. And, a whopping 81,000 students made a trip to the MIA for a guided tour!

We thank all those whose generous support and hard work make Art in Bloom possible. We offer heartfelt thanks to commercial florists and pedestal floral artists, whose floral arrangements surprise and delight us every year. We are deeply grateful for the donation of countless hours and valuable talent by volunteers of the AIB Committee. We give great thanks to the creative and outstandingly gifted MIA staff. Finally, we are most grateful for the generous support of Honorary Chairs, Ben Jaffray and Nivin MacMillan, and our many outstanding sponsors and patrons.

Enjoy Art in Bloom and please consider becoming a Friend of the Institute.

With kindest regards,
Julie Holland and Katie Remole
Co-chairs of Art in Bloom 2014


Generous support provided by Art in Bloom 2014 Honorary Chairs Ben Jaffray and Nivin MacMillan, Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furnishings, Lakewood Cemetery, Bachman’s, Martha Head, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Renata Winsor, Lucille Amis, RBC Wealth Management, The Todd L. and Barbara K. Bachman Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation, Caldrea, The Phillips Family, and Tom and Lynn Schaefer.

Additional support provided by Patty and Sam McCullough, Acendas, Marlyn Miller, Katie Remole, Susan and Doug Arndt, Teresa Pfister, Sally Mathieu, Pat Conlin, EM Birt, Connie Sommers, Betsey Whitbeck, O’Neil Dental Center, Edina Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Olson Law Firm, Maxine Wallin, Ann Birt, SpartanNash, Luther Auctions, and D’Amico Catering.

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