The fusion of floral designs with other types of art is celebrated in museums across the country with “Art in Bloom” exhibits. Art in Bloom originated in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1976. I love going to the exhibit every year. Here are some pieces from this year’s Art in Bloom at the MFA.

When you go to Art In Bloom, you never know what masterpieces will be paired with flowers. Will it be a bowl decorated by Jackson Pollock?

“Flight of Man” by Jackson Pollock interpreted with flowers by the Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Andover.

“Flight of Man” by Jackson Pollock interpreted with flowers by the Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Andover.

Or perhaps models of boats created by ancient Egyptians will inspire a floral designer. 

“Models of Pilgrimage Boats, a Fowling Boat, and a Transport Boat with a Portable Cabin” interpreted with flowers by the Easton Garden Club.

“Models of Pilgrimage Boats, a Fowling Boat, and a Transport Boat with a Portable Cabin” interpreted with flowers by the Easton Garden Club.

Sandy-colored carnations match an abstract geometric design by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Design 105” interpreted with flowers by the Garden Club of Wellesley.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Design 105” interpreted with flowers by the Garden Club of Wellesley.

Carnations also were the medium of choice for this whimsical creation, which was not paired with a work of art and was displayed in the museum’s courtyard.

Floral design by Sue Kaplan Event Flowers.]

Floral design by Sue Kaplan Event Flowers.

Of all the Art in Bloom pieces, which was my favorite? I’ll tell you about in my next post.

Have you been to an Art in Bloom exhibit? What was your favorite piece?