Bouquets to Art Celebrates 35 Years at the de Young Museum

For one week in June, more than 100 Bay Area floral designers will converge on the de Young to showcase floral & natural form displays that are either inspired by or highlight aspects of the museum’s paintings, sculptures, objects, and architecture. This year’s Bouquets to Art runs June 4th – 9th. Passersby of IXIA on Market Street in the Castro have an inkling of how ingeniously beautiful and detailed these works can be.

Beyond the displays, highlights at Bouquets to Art will be the Wilsey Court installation by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz (Waterlily Pond) and the lineup of speakers discussing floral design, giving demonstrations, and more.

Tickets are $28 and include general admission to the museum. Special tickets are required for lectures and the Opening Night Gala.

Speaker Lineup

Flowers for Art’s Sake with Hitomi Gilliam, Tuesday, June 4, 2pm

Then and Now with Michael Daigian, Wednesday, June 5, 10am

Unconventional? Try Wild and Unruly, with Alethea Harampolis, Wednesday, June 5, 2pm

Foraged and Gleaned with Max Gill, Thursday, June 6, 10am

June in Bloom: Opening Night Gala, Monday, June 3, 7–10 pm
Be the first to see the exhibits and enjoy a festive evening filled with visual and culinary delights, featuring exquisite floral fashions designed by City College of San Francisco students. Individual tickets start at $350 – to purchase tickets, please call 415.750.7648.


Bouquets to Art
Tuesday, June 4th – Sunday, June 9th
at de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, in Golden Gate Park

Written by Carlos Olin Montalvo

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