Art in Bloom is always a welcome breath of spring air, but especially this past weekend after its two-year absence. The event spotlights talented local florists and puts them to work bringing pieces from the extensive collection of the Milwaukee Museum of Art to life. And people must have missed the annual event as tickets sold out before it even started its four-day run on Thursday.
This year’s floral arrangement collection was nothing short of spectacular. The hanging white flowers used to recreate Cornelia Parker’s edge of england was an immediate sight giving the impression that they were almost frozen in time before falling – just like the white rocks in the original work. by Pablo Picasso The Cook of Liberation has taken on new life as The Red Petal’s towering structural arrangement with orchids, thistle cornflowers and more.
The exhibition was as beautiful as it was fragrant. “I could smell the lilies in the other room,” one viewer joked to her friend as she watched Marc Chagall’s rendition of Bonnie White Flower Design. The Cavalier. The arrangement also featured roses, carnations and sprigs of eucalyptus. Another participant explored Micheal Alt’s perspective on Lures – a piece of folk art that includes wooden ducks. She said she comes to the show every year to find ideas for arrangements in her own home – and cattails were a good idea.
Check out the photos below for more from Art in Bloom 2022.