Springtime of Life - Art in Bloom
With Spring practically here (it’s struggling in Minnesota), I went to the Art in Bloom event at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. It’s an event where they invite local florist artists to create their version of famous paintings and other works of art using flowers.
This event was highly attended, so I recommend going earlier on both in the day and when the exhibit is happening. I got to the museum before it was even open, and a lot of parking was already full. It’s very popular.
While this was a very cool event, I think I’d prefer going at a different time when there are fewer people and the attention is more on the works of art rather than the flowers. That’s just a personal preference, though. I found that people were more interested in the flowers and blocking the view of some very significant pieces. It’s also a very large building, and it can get a bit overwhelming with tons of people.
Some of my personal favorite pieces that I saw on display were:
This sculpture has always been one of my favorites, ever since I saw it in Pride & Prejudice. (Also one of my favorite books.)
This is a new found favorite of mine. Painted by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot in 1871, it completely took me in. I really like the impressionistic background with the super delicate details up front. I also think it’s a beautiful illustration of the “springtime” of a woman’s life.
Click here to learn more about this piece.
Interested in Art in Bloom at MIA? Watch this page for the 2020 event.