Spring has arrived in the Bay Area and to celebrate the Spring Equinox, the de Young Museum has once again transformed itself for the annual Bouquets to Art. More than 100 of the Bay Area’s most innovative floral designers have come together to produce Bouquets to Art 2013.
Now in its 29th year, Bouquets to Art, organized and produced by the volunteer members of the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, has raised over $5 million in support of conservation projects, education programs, and special exhibitions at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums.
In creating their spectacular floral arrangements, these designers pay tribute to and draw inspiration from the art in the de Young’s permanent collections. The annual event continues through the week with an array of special events, including lively and engaging floral lecture demonstrations, catered lunches in the Piazzoni Murals Room, and a raffle drawing of deluxe prizes, including jewelry, travel packages, and other exciting items. And be sure not to miss the BTA Boutique and artisan jeweler trunk shows, featured by the Museum Stores!
Among the many superb and varied acquisitions made possible with funds from Bouquets to Art are the Crown Point Press Archive, a rare Nimrud ivory from Mesopotamia dating from the 8–9th-century B.C., an exceptional early 20th-century French glass vase by Emile Galle, a Paracas turban and a Naxca Colombian woven band. In addition, the Fine Arts Museums’ Conservation and Education departments regularly receive support from Bouquets to Art for specific projects as well as gifts of unrestricted funds.
Bouquets to Art 2013 Hours and Information:
Through Saturday, March 19–23, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. –5:15 p.m.
FAMSF members’ viewing hours on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21 from 6–8 p.m.
For more Bouquets to Art Information:
415-750-3504 or deyoungmuseum.org/bouquets.
Reservations for group tickets are available at firstname.lastname@example.org.