Spring is definitely early this year! Many of the trees and shrubs on Crystal Bridges’ grounds are already beginning to bloom. This week I’ve noticed several redbuds starting to pop out, especially in warm, sunny spots like along the south terrace. The yellow butterfly magnolias on the South Lawn are in bloom, as of this morning. And the lovely assortment of hellebores are blooming in white, pink, and deep maroon all down the switchback trail to the East Terrace. No doubt there will be even more things coming into bloom over the next few days if a sudden freeze doesn’t nip them back!
Regardless of the weather outside, however, this weekend we can guarantee a lavish display of blooms inside the museum! March 10 through 12 is Crystal Bridges inaugural Art in Bloom weekend! In celebration of spring and all things floral, throughout the weekend, the museum will offer an array of flower-themed programs, classes, and events.
From Friday March 10 through Sunday, March 12, 2017, local florists will display flower arrangements in the galleries, inspired by magnificent works of art in the museum’s collection. Admission is free.
Friday, March 10: 1 to 3 p.m.
Meet the Designers
Join in an in-gallery conversation with the floral designers whose arrangements are showcased in the museum galleries. Free.
Friday, March 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Art by the Glass: Wine and Roses
Learn to create a beautiful floral arrangement while you enjoy wine and chat with other participants! Click here for registration information.
Saturday: March 11, 8 to 11 p.m.
Bloom Bash and Iron Florist competition
Crystal Bridges’ College Ambassadors have put together a truly unique evening, featuring music, dancing, artmaking, and an “Iron Florist” competition between florists whose work is showcased in the galleries! Free.