Art Blooms to Life

Floral designers will provide flowery interpretations of famous works of art

Courtesy of the Bauman Photographers

There’s no better way to celebrate the joys of spring than with flowers. Between on April 13-15, the San Diego Museum of Art will be hosting Art Alive 2012, where floral arrangements will adorn the museum galleries for a weekend.

So how does this work, you ask? It’s a pretty unique concept. Floral designers will provide flowery interpretations of famous works of art, meaning paintings and sculptures will have beautiful replicas in bloom. But that’s not all – the Rotunda will be transformed into a “secret garden” for visitors as they enter the building. Sounds springy!

Art Alive has been an annual event for 30 years and has brought more than 12,000 visitors through the galleries each spring. This is the largest fundraising event for the museum, and proceeds help provide support for the museum's permanent collection.

The 21 and older crowd can also appreciate the artwork with some drinks and dancing at the Flowers After Hours party from 7 to 10 p.m. on April 13. Live music will provide the entertainment and signature cocktails will be served to event attendees. Tickets for Flowers After Hours can be purchased at the museum website.

The exhibition will be open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on April 13-15. Admission is $5 for children 6-17, and $15 for adults. For more information visit the San Diego Museum of Art.

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