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ART BLOOMS 2012: A Floral Fiesta!

Date

Thursday, April 12, 2012Sunday, April 15, 2012

Time

10:00 AM–05:00 PM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

ART BLOOMS 2012: A Floral Fiesta!

This annual event will include a not-to-be-missed festive Thursday night opening party and a Friday morning speaker and luncheon. Floral interpretations of artworks in the special exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift will be on display throughout the weekend.

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Note: Tickets are available online (see below) and at the door. Purchases directly support the museum and its educational programs.

If you wish to learn more about Art Blooms 2012, please contact 410-547-9000 ext 305 or wamwc@thewalters.org.

Opening Night Party
A culinary fiesta during which guests will be able to view the special exhibition and 30 floral interpretations. 
When:  Thursday April 12, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Sculpture Court
Price:  $150 per person. 

Floral Interpretations  
Floral interpretations will be on view in the special exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift
When:  Friday April 13 – Sunday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where:  Special Exhibition Galleries

Lecture and Floral Demonstration with Luncheon
René van Rems of San Diego, California and a world-renowned ambassador of the floral industry will share his wide-ranging knowledge of botanical materials and floral design traditions.  This will be followed by a book signing of Rene’s Bouquets: A Guide to Euro-Style Hand-Tied Bouquets and a luncheon.
When:  Friday April 13, 11 a.m.
Where:  Graham Auditorium and Sculpture Court
Price:  $75 per person

Floral Photography Workshop
Baltimore/Washington, D.C. based Antonio E. Amador, a visual artist who uses photography, digital design and computer painting to portray the beauty of nature, will give a floral photography workshop.
When:  Saturday April 14, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Where:  Graham Auditorium
Price:  $20 general admission, $10 with student I.D. 

Floral Demonstration
Washington, D.C. based florist Daniel Espejel, a custom florist who has been providing exquisite designs and unforgettable events for Washingtonians for over 15 years, will provide a free floral demonstration.
When:  Sunday April 15, 1 p.m.
Where:  Sculpture Court
Price:  Free 

The Garden Shed 
A pop-up store featuring gently used gardening and floral items. 
When:  Friday April 13–Sunday April 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where:  Centre Street Lobby
Price:  Free

Docent Tours
Docents are available to explain the floral interpretations in the special exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift.
When:  Friday April 13, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 
Saturday April 14–Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Price:  Free