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Art in Bloom

Celebrate the Cincinnati Art Museum’s fine art collections highlighted with 70 varied floral interpretations and special events.


Art in Bloom 2015

Thursday, October 22 through Sunday, October 25, 2015

Open daily, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8th Biennial Celebration


Over four days, experience the beauty of glorious fresh flowers paired with the Cincinnati Art Museum’s fine art collection. Take part in many and varied special events, family friendly activities, docent-led tours, plus conversations and demonstrations by curators and floral arrangers. This year Art in Bloom is highlighting the Cincinnati Public Schools’ art collection at the Cincinnati Art Museum.


Be part of this exciting event: If you are a creative individual or floral designer who is inspired to interpret the museum’s art with flowers, please contact Development Events Manager Tiffany Payne-Bush at (513) 639.2962 or [email protected].


View the 2015 Art in Bloom Exhibitor Selection List

Register Online as a 2015 Art in Bloom Exhibitor

Download the 2015 Exhibitor Registration Form



Special Events

*Tickets/Reservations are required. Registration for Art in Bloom events will begin in August – please check back!


Garden Party – Demonstration and luncheon*

Thursday, October 22nd 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Terrace Cafe

The beauty of flowers transformed by local floral artist Robin Wood as she interprets a piece of fine art while you enjoy a delicious luncheon.


Evening in Bloom – Opening night celebration*

Thursday, October 22nd 6 – 9 p.m.

A festive, fun, flower-filled party with fine wine and food throughout the Cincinnati Art Museum.


Morning Bloom – Breakfast*

Friday, October 23rd 9:30 – 11 a.m., Fath Auditorium

A mimosa breakfast followed by informative conversations from Art Museum curators on “Blooms in Fine Art.”


Artists in the Great Hall

Friday, October 23rd 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Five fine artists from the Cincinnati Art Club paint floral interpretations. The art will be available for purchase to benefit the Art Museum


Hollyhocks & Cincinnati Public Schools Collection – Lecture and Luncheon*

Friday, October 23rd 12 – 2 p.m., Fath Auditorium

Learn about the fine art collection started by Cincinnati school children in the early 1900s led by Cincinnati Art Museum’s Julie Aronson, curator of American paintings and sculpture. Then join us for a luncheon in the Fountain Room.


Floral Interpretation Demonstration

Friday, October 23rd 2 – 3 p.m.,Gallery 205

Watch a creative Cincinnati florist arrange fresh flowers into art.


Bloom Under the Moon – Evening Celebration*

Friday, October 23rd 7 – 10 p.m., Great Hall

Fun casual evening of “Flower Power” celebrated with wine and beer tasting, light bites and cool jazz.


“Youkoso!” Welcome! – Brunch and Floral Demonstration*

Saturday, October 24th 9:30 – 11 a.m., Fountain Room

Welcome brunch and Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, as created by Brenda Baird, hosted by DIGS |Real Estate|Design|Construction|


Families in Bloom – Day-long program for everyone

Saturday, October 24th

10:30 – 4 p.m. Artist Demonstration: Five Cincinnati artists paint flowers and share their talent with children of all ages. The art they create is available to be purchased to benefit CAM.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Family Flower Sketching: Young artists create their own art inspired by Art in Bloom.

2 – 3 p.m. Fandom: Flower Songs: Join a member of the Division of Learning & Interpretation to explore and connect floral references in popular music.

2- 4 p.m.: Young Artist Open Studio: a creative opportunity for teenage artists 3 p.m.: Tea Reception: End an art-filled afternoon with a flower-themed tea reception in the Rookwood Room.


Jazz in Bloom – Afternoon Celebration*

Sunday, October 25th 1 – 4 p.m., Great Hall, Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Gallery, and Fountain Room.

Great Jazz with light bites is hosted by Donald P. Sowell Endowment Committee.



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