Bouquets to Art

Event has passed (Wed Mar 14, 2018 - Sun Mar 18, 2018)
de Young Museum
9:30am - 5:15pm
Art, Museums


For one week only, the de Young hosts its annual floral takeover, now in its 34th year. Florists from San Francisco to Tokyo breathe new life into our collections, creating their own masterpieces inspired by the works of art. It’s not just fun and flowers—proceeds from Bouquets to Art help to underwrite exhibitions, conservation projects, and education programs at the Fine Arts Museums. Bouquets to Art is organized by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums.

The most in-demand floral designers from the Bay Area and beyond, draw inspiration from the art in the de Young's collection to create arrangements from the strikingly simple to the elaborately intricate.

Enjoy a lecture with a friend, make reservations for an elegant seated luncheon, and try your luck in the luxury-prize raffle.


Artist Demonstrations
“Flower Speak: Discovering the Meaning of Flowers" with Shane Connolly - Sold Out!
Tue, Mar 13, 2:00 pm — Koret Auditorium

Artist Demonstrations
“Flowers, Untamed" with Emily Thompson
Wed, Mar 14, 10:00 am — Koret Auditorium

Lectures and Symposia
"Order and Chaos: Apollo and Dionysus in the French Garden" with Zahid Sardar
Wed, Mar 14, 2:00 pm — Koret Auditorium

Artist Demonstrations
"Reclaiming the Past: Old-World Florals for Today" with Kiana Underwood
Thu, Mar 15, 10:00 am — Koret Auditorium

Lectures and Symposia
"Making Midcentury Modern" with Christopher Kennedy
Thu, Mar 15, 6:00 pm — Koret Auditorium



  1. de Young Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA