Milwaukee Art Museum's 'Art in Bloom' event returning after 2-year hiatus

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The popular Art in Bloom event will return to the Milwaukee Art Museum after a two-year hiatus. 

Nearly 30 art-inspired floral installations will be featured throughout the galleries from April 7-10. 

Each arrangement is created by a local florist who's inspired by a specific work of art in the museum's collection. 

This year, the florists will interpret the paintings Saint Francis of Assisi in His Tomb by Francisco de Zurbarán, Le Père Jacques (The Wood Gatherer) by Jules Bastien-Lepage, and the large-scale sculptural installations Trowel by Claes Oldenburg and Edge of England by Cornelia Parker.

Museum members have the first opportunity to reserve tickets for the event. Reservations can be made at

Tickets will be made available to the general public on March 3. 

Masks are required in the museum for all staff and visitors, and event capacity will be limited to encourage social distancing. 

Timed tickets are required and must be reserved in advance.

Dates and Times:

Thursday, April 7: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Between 10 a.m. and noon, watch local artisans constructing their floral displays in the galleries. Book timed tickets after noon to see the fully completed floral displays.

Friday, April 8: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday, April 9: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday, April 10: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Members at the Art Advocate level and above receive early event access from 9 to 10 a.m.

Daily Admission:

Museum Members: $10
Member children 17 and under: Free
Adults: $27
Students, Seniors (65+), Military: $22
Children 12 and under: Free
Wisconsin K-12 Teachers: Free, with valid school ID or pay stub

On pause for the 2022 event are the Art in Bloom marketplace, fashion show, and guided tours.

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