Spring Arrives at Carnegie Museum of Art with Art in Bloom: “Spring in Holland,” April 12–15, 2012
Spring truly blossoms with the return of Art in Bloom, a four-day gallery display and celebration featuring favorite works of art, fresh flowers, and an array of festivities. Regional garden clubs, local organizations, and florists will create stunning floral displays in a spectrum of styles to fill the galleries with the season’s most vibrant colors and loveliest fragrances. Coinciding with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Distinctively Dutch Festival, visitors will encounter a spectacular tulip garden in the Hall of Sculpture. The floral arrangements will complement Carnegie Museum of Art’s permanent collection in provocative, fun, often surprising ways. Art in Bloom truly transforms the museum galleries, but as with spring itself, only for a short time.
This year brings renowned Dutch floral designer Els Teunissen as the Art in Bloom keynote speaker. Known for her effervescence and passion for flowers, Teunissen created arrangements for events as prestigious as the 61st Academy Awards and the wedding of the Crown Prince of Holland.
Art in Bloom is presented by the Women’s Committee of Carnegie Museum of Art. Take part in a full schedule of events and educational programs throughout the weekend, or just enjoy the spectacle and scents of spring at the museum!
Founded in 1957, the Women’s Committee of Carnegie Museum of Art is dedicated to furthering the interests of the Museum of Art and promoting its cultural and educational value in the community. Since its inception, the Women’s Committee has funded the purchase of over 280 works of art for the museum, at a cost of over $4 million. In addition, the Women’s Committee contributed $1 million dollars to the Museum of Art Capital Campaign Fund for the renovation of the Scaife Galleries, as well as $500,000 to the recent renovation of the Bruce Galleries. Now in its 52nd year, the Women’s Committee continues its mission of raising funds for the Museum of Art and supporting programs that engage the community in museum activities. This year, support of Art in Bloom will help to raise the Women’s Committee’s $500,000 gift towards the Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Endowed Chair.
The 2012 Art in Bloom Committee
Sandy Roberts, Chair
Laurie Bly, Chair
Betsy Amis, Jo-Anne Bates, Vange Beldecos, Jeanne Berdik, Mernie Berger, Bonnie Blaxter, Susan Block, Christine Cohen, Cynthia Cooley, Debbie Dick, Gez Ebbert, Lowrie Ebbert, Ranny Ferguson, Melissa Ferrari, Ruth Garfunkel, Ina Gumberg, Kitty Hillman, Elizabeth Hobbs, Alysia Hoyt, Janet Hunt, Carole Kamin, Joanie Kamin, Wallis Katz, Peggy McKnight, Karen Lally Meck, Rhoda Neft, Kenny Nelson, Tracey Reading, Mardi Royston, Tara Safar, Debbie Scully Susanne Wilkinson, Liz Wilson
Programs and Events
Tickets for all events can be purchased online. Or, call 412.622.3325.
Several packages are available.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
“Tiptoe Through the Tulips” Preview Gala
$150 ($165 at the door)
Enjoy cocktails and light fare amid “Spring in Holland” in the Museum of Art Lobby and the Hall of Sculpture. Visit the galleries to view the stunning Art in Bloom exhibition.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Els Teunissen: “Flowers in Our Lives”
Coffee and book signing in Carnegie Music Hall entrance: 9 a.m.
Presentation in Carnegie Music Hall: 10 a.m.
Presentation and Luncheon, $100
Presentation Only, $50
Renowned Dutch florist Els Teunissen’s designs have been featured around the world, from the Academy Awards to royal functions to weddings. She is dedicated to the promotion of her art and sharing her love of flowers and the important part they play in our lives. Books will be available for purchase.
Impressionism in a New Light Presentation
Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 2 p.m.
Get a sneak preview from curators of the show, opening May 12. This lecture is available to all Art in Bloom ticket holders.
Saturday and Sunday, April 14–15, 2012
ARTventures for Families
Free with museum admission
ARTventures means intergenerational fun through looking, making, and talking in the museum’s galleries. Our friendly staff is ready during Art in Bloom weekend to help you get started on gallery searches and art-making fun. Drop in any time between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m.
The 2012 Art in Bloom Gala Sponsor is Fifth Third Bank. Generous support is also provided by Eichenlaub, Nordstrom, Pitt Ohio, BookCountry, Headwaters SC, Simpson & McCrady LLC, Eat’nPark, Elmhurst Group, and Orr’s Jewelers. General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Carnegie Museum of Art
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works from the 16th century to the present. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the physical environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit our web site at www.cmoa.org.