A dozen living sculptures on view April 16-18
After a successful 2019 debut and a pandemic-related hiatus in 2020, Art in Bloom will return to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art this April. This year’s event will feature 12 floral sculptures – each one an interpretation of a work of art on view at the Museum. These living sculptures will be created by 11 local florists and be on view April 16 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 18 from noon to 5 p.m.
“I think we’re all ready for spring,” said Bryon Chambers, OKCMOA manager of tours and adult learning. “Flowers have long been a comforting symbol of renewal and wellbeing. Art in Bloom brings a breath of fresh air to our galleries, and we hope it will bring joy and energy to our visitors. We are incredibly thankful to our donors and florists for their support for this exciting event.”
Monica Owen at Curbside Flowers was inspired by several works of art in the Museum’s Genre Painting, History and the Narrative “Scene” gallery. “This gallery holds so many stunning depictions of beautiful people from throughout history and across the globe,” she said. “We were inspired to celebrate the ways we have traditionally adorned ourselves with flowers for ceremonies, celebrations, fashion statements and even languid afternoons spent with toes dipped in a river. Whenever possible, we have used blooms customary to the time periods and area of the world represented."
“Art in Bloom” is included in the Museum’s standard admission prices for the weekend. It’s free for Museum members and children 17 and under, $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $5 for military. The Museum is currently operating with limited capacity and timed ticketing. Masks are required throughout the building.
In addition to the floral sculptures on view in the galleries, the Museum is hosting two virtual classes to complement the event:
- “Virtual Spirits and Sketches: Art in Bloom” on Friday, April 16 from 6-7:30 p.m.
- “The Art of Floral Design with Greg Davis, Owner, New Leaf Florist” on Saturday, April 17 from 5
Space is limited and classes range from $40 to $45 with discounts for Museum members. All supplies for both workshops are included. Registration is now available on the Museum’s website, okcmoa.com.
A Date with Iris
Calvert’s Plant Interiors
Michael Koenig Design
New Leaf Florist
Poppy Lane Design
The Flower Truck
The Plant Shoppe
Trochta’s Flowers & Garden Center
Urban Lawn & Landscape
Wrong Number Floral Design
Floral Sculpture Sponsors are Amy and Roy Bankhead, Del and Peggy Boyles, Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership, Nick and Peggy Duncan, Nancy P. Ellis, Joan Frates, Vicki and David Hunt, Virginia W. Meade, Billie Lee Nees and Alan R. Montgomery, Joan Payne and Meg Salyer.