Symmetrical design of plants, insects, birds, and amphibians in bright colors.
Christi Belcourt (Métis, born 1966), It's a Delicate Balance, 2021, acrylic on canvas. Gift of Funds from Andy and Meg Ubel in honor of Mia's Docent class of 2015. ©Christi Belcourt

Art in Bloom 2024

Join Friends of the Institute in the museum and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Art in Bloom April 25-28! Here are a few highlights:

  • * Each of our Art in Bloom Pedestal Floral Artists has created a beautiful fresh floral display interpreting a curator-chosen work of art from Mia’s collection. The flowers and paired art can be viewed in galleries throughout the museum. In their own words, they’ve shared with visitors what inspired their creative floral design.
  • * Commercial Floral Artist displays throughout the museum and outdoors each interpret Art in Bloom’s 2024 Signature Artwork, It’s a Delicate Balance, shown above and on view in Gallery 301. Our Commercial Floral Artists share what has inspired their creative floral designs.
  • * Free daily guided tours specifically curated with a floral eye and extensive knowledge of each work of art.

Although admission to Art in Bloom (AiB) is free and open to everyone, it’s important to realize that AiB is the Friends’ most essential annual fundraiser, and the flowers of AiB bloom in the museum thanks to Friends of the Institute. Funds raised enable Friends to sponsor events like Art in Bloom and to continue our mission of sustaining and enhancing Mia’s collections, exhibitions, and programs. Please donate generously today to support Art in Bloom.

Party in Bloom

Party in Bloom, a magical evening in the museum with food, drinks, flowers and art, will take place from 6:30 to 11:30 PM. Invite your friends and join us for a rare after-hours experience at Mia. Tickets are on sale ($300 each).

Plan Your Visit

Extended Hours! During Art in Bloom, the permanent collection is open late on Saturday, April 27 until 6 p.m. The special exhibition “The Shape of Time: Korean Art after 1989″ closes at 5 p.m.

Galleria Style Guide

You’ve got your tickets for Party in Bloom and are wondering what to wear? Our trend-conscious partners at the Galleria have compiled fabulous ideas for dressing for an evening of joy in the museum. Get inspired with Galleria’s Soirée Style Guide for Art in Bloom-ready looks that are bursting with color and begging for fun.


Art in Bloom is a big endeavor and we’d welcome your help. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up here. Thank you for your willingness to help make the 40th anniversary of Art in Bloom a tremendous success!

Support the Friends Mission

Although your admission to Art in Bloom and Mia is always free, your generous contributions directly support the Friends mission of enhancing and sustaining Mia’s collections, exhibitions, and programs. Art in Bloom is our largest annual fundraiser and we welcome your generous support!

Join the Friends

Art in Bloom is presented by the Friends of the Institute. The Friends provides its members with unique opportunities to learn, volunteer, and enrich the entire community with the gift of art. Participate at any level, have fun, and make friends along the way.