Art in Bloom Exhibit Coming This Weekend at Munson Williams


UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR-TV)– The Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute is celebrating spring with their biannual Art in Bloom exhibit beginning today, Friday, April 16 until Sunday, April 18.

“The first year we started it was 2018 and we couldn’t have it last year because of the coronavirus,” Barb Kane, Museum Education Public Programs Coordinator explained. “So we are having it this year.

Local florists, designers, artists and garden club members have come together to create fifteen floral arrangements that will be on view throughout the museums galleries, each arrangement will be an interpretation of a work of art in the museum.

“They like the idea of selecting an artwork in the collection and the challenge of interpreting it in flowers,” Kane said of the artists.

A panel of national garden club flower show judges will be picking winners in four categories, Best in Show, Best Creative Design, Best Traditional and Honorable Mention. Visitors will also get a chance to vote for their favorites Friday and Saturday, with the winners announced on Sunday. Also, the weekend will include floral demonstrations, a guest speaker, afternoon tea at the Terrace Café, and an Art in Bloom Pop-Up Shop.

“They were excited about it because it gives the local community, floral artists, garden club members artists, designers, and master gardeners a chance to show their creativity and their extraordinary talent,” Kane said.

All Art in Bloom proceeds supports Museum of Art education programs. Art in Bloom admission is free for Munson-Williams members and children 12 and under; $5 for the general public.

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