The annual Art in Bloom exhibit is on display today and through the weekend at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MSHS is participating again with an interpretation of “Rouen Cathedral, Sunrise,” a painting by Richard Parkes Bonington. It was the 13th year MSHS created a display for Art in Bloom, and this year the floral artists were our own marketing and editorial coordinator Brenda Harvieux and her husband Brian Eggert.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Institute for 34 years, Art in Bloom is an annual event in the Twin Cities. This year, 165 florists and artists interpreted works of art from the museum’s collections in flowers. The event is free and open to the public, and judging by the crowds on Thursday afternoon, it is much beloved and popular. The interpretations are fascinating to see. Some are literal, repeating colors, shapes and spatial relationships from the painting or sculpture. Others are minimalist—a vase and a few flowers to reflect the art work. The floral arrangements seem to interact with the paintings and sculptures in unique ways.
Below are photos of a few of the floral arrangements.