Art in Bloom

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Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom 2015

Thursday, October 22 through Sunday, October 25, 2015

Open daily, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8th Biennial Celebration


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


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

2015 Exhibitors: Register Online | Download Registration Form


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Special Events

*Tickets/Reservations are required. Registration for Art in Bloom events will begin August 1st.


Garden Party*

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

Celebrate the beauty of flowers transformed by the talented Robin Wood, Cincinnati florist, as she interprets a piece of fine art while you enjoy a delicious luncheon.

$50 per person


Evening in Bloom* Opening night celebration

Thursday, October 22, 6 – 9 p.m.

A festive, flower-filled party with delectable dinner-by-the-bite, fine wine and cocktails, lively music and glorious floral interpretations to be shared throughout the Art Museum. This event honors Debbie Oliver, chairperosn for the Art in Bloom's 2nd Biennial Celebration.

$125 per person
$300 Benefactor
$500 Patron
$1,000 Friend of Art in Bloom


Morning Bloom*

Friday, October 23, 9 – 11 a.m.

Hosted by the Women's Committee of the Cincinnati Art Museum

Mimosa breakfast followed by “Blooms in Fine Art," an informative conversation with Art Museum curators, Dr. Hou-mei Sung, Curator of Asian Art; Kristin Spangenberg, Curator of Prints; and Brian Sholis, Associate Cuartor of Photography.

Please enter through the DeWitt Entrance.
$40 per person


Artists in the Great Hall

Friday, October 23, 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 & The Cincinnati Public Schools Collection*

Friday, October 23, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn about this wonderful collection started in the early 1900s by Cincinnati school children who saved pennies to purchase art for their schools and their heritage. Lecture by Julie Aronson, the Art Museum's Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, in the Fath Auditorium. Continue with a luncheon in the lovely Fountain Room.

Presentation Only: $10 per person
Presentation with Luncheon: $50 per person


Floral Interpretation in Dutch Gallery (G205)

Friday, October 23, 2 – 3 p.m.

Creative Cincinnati florist, Kristen Sekowski, illustrates arranging fresh flowers into art.

No fee or reservations required.


Bloom Under the Moon*

Friday, October 23, 7 – 10 p.m.

Fun and casual evening of “Flower Power” celebrated throughout the Art Museum with cocktails, wine, light bites and cool music. Find the "flower" in ten diverse floral interpretations and win a Cincinnati-themed prize.

$40 per person


“Youkoso!” Welcome!*

Saturday, October 24, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Hosted by DIGS|Real Estate|Design|Construction|

Japanese-inspired brunch in the Fountain Room and special Moto Ikebana floral demonstration by Brenda Baird.

$40 per person


Families in Bloom: Day-long program for everyone

Saturday, October 24

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Artist Demonstration: Five Cincinnati artists paint flowers and share their talent with children of all ages.

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: Creative opportunity for teenage artists

3 p.m.: Tea Reception*: Complete an art-filled afternoon with a flower-themed tea reception in the Rookwood Room. $10 per person. Reservations preferred.


Jazz in Bloom*

Sunday, October 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Afternoon jazz party hosted by the Donald P. Sowell Endowment Committee with soul food by Ollie's Trolley and light libations. Held in the Great Hall, the Haile Gallery, and the Fountain Room.

$35 per person. Reservations recommended.


Group Tours

Throughout Art in Bloom we invite you to enjoy scheduled docent tours, conversations with the floral arrangers, music and the fine art of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collections. Group tours can be arranged by calling 513-639-2975.

Reservations will be accepted starting August 1st.


Art in Bloom 2015’s art inspiration:

Bessie Hoover Wessel (American, b.1888, d.1973); Hollyhocks (circa 1915-17); oil on canvas; Collection of the City School District of the City of Cincinnati; made available to the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Cincinnati Art Museum; L15.2008:79.



Thank you for the support of the 2015 Art in Bloom Sponsors


Presenting Sponsors:

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Participating Sponsors:

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