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Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art Pairs Works of Art with Floral Bouquets March 21–24
March 21, 2019 - March 24, 2019$18
Presented by PNC Bank, the fifth annual festival of flowers features new floral designers, workshops, and trunk shows
Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art hosts its fifth annual Art in Bloom fundraiser, presented by PNC, March 21–24. The fundraiser features more than 50 floral designers from around the country, putting their creativity to the test to design floral installations based on works in the NCMA’s collection. The Museum’s 2018 fundraiser was the most successful to date, with more than 18,700 people attending the four days of floral exhibitions and sold-out events.
The four-day fundraiser is packed with floral workshops, lectures, and daily trunk shows in the Museum Store. The Museum will have special extended hours and expanded food options. See more information on related events below or by visiting http://ncartmuseum.org/bloom or calling (919) 715-5923.
Art in Bloom’s popular trash can bouquets, which decorated five corners of downtown Raleigh last year, return to promote the event in the days leading up to Art in Bloom. Surprise locations will be expanded around the Triangle, extending the floral fun beyond Raleigh, and will debut on the Museum’s social media channels in March. Community partnerships also include a custom floral ice cream flavor with Raleigh ice cream company Two Roosters and flower handout events.
In preparation for Art in Bloom, the Museum’s West Building (including the permanent collection galleries, Iris restaurant, and the Museum Store) will be closed on Wednesday, March 20. East Building and the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park will remain open for visitors. Proceeds from Art in Bloom support Museum programming and exhibitions and benefit the NCMA Foundation.
During the four days of Art in Bloom, tickets are required for admission to the permanent collection in the Museum’s West Building. East Building and the Museum Park will remain open and free to visitors. Tickets for members go on sale Tuesday, January 22, at 10 am, and for nonmembers on Friday, January 25, at 10 am.
Free for children 6 and under
Tickets available at http://ncartmuseum.org/bloom or (919) 715-5923
Related events are ticketed separately. Additional fees are charged for select workshops, presentations, and other events (schedule below).
Thursday, March 21, 9 am–5 pm; last entry 4 pm
Friday, March 22, 9 am–9 pm; last entry 8 pm
Saturday, March 23, 9 am–9 pm; last entry 8 pm
Sunday, March 24, 9 am–5 pm; last entry 4 pm
During the four days of Art in Bloom, the Museum’s West Building opens at 9 am, an hour earlier than usual. East Building galleries open at 10 am, as usual.