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Fine Art & Flowers

36th Annual Fine Art & Flowers
April 28—30, 2017

Celebrate spring at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s 36th Annual Fine Art & Flowers! Florists, garden clubs, and interior designers from across New England create floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by masterworks from the permanent collection to display during this museum fundraiser. More than 40 exceptional floral designs are expected this year, and will be showcased throughout the museum galleries beside the artworks that inspired them.

Special Events

Saturday, April 29 | 12:15pm
Connecticut Lyric Opera
Enjoy performances by Connecticut Lyric Opera in Morgan Great Hall, in advance of their upcoming production of Tosca.

Saturday, April 29 | 2pm
Floral Demonstrations
Learn the art of floral arranging in the museum’s stunning Morgan Great Hall.
Included with Fine Art & Flowers admission

Saturday, April 29
Exhibition Opening
Be among the first to visit the new special exhibition Hand-Painted Pop! Art and Appropriation, 1961 to Now.
Included with Fine Art & Flowers admission

Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 | 2pm
Film Screening: The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism
This documentary features the exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Not included in Fine Art & Flowers admission; film tickets are $10/$8 members

Sunday, April 30 | 1pm
Meet the Arrangers in the Galleries
Meet and engage with select Fine Art & Flowers floral arrangers.
Included with Fine Art & Flowers admission

Artisan Boutique

The Fine Art & Flowers Artisan Boutique features wares created by a selection of local artisans, open daily during public hours. Exhibitors this year include Dancing Bear Tassels, ladeDAH Jewelry, The Bag Lady’s handmade artisan bags, The Burnt Shop, Wood By Forrest, Colored Girl ART, Blessed Creek, Debbye Rosen Pottery, Liena Dieck Fine Art & Art Couture, and Ren’s Designs in Glass.


The prices below reflect a $3 fundraising surcharge that is added to all museum admission prices during Fine Art & Flowers.

Members: $3
Hartford Residents: $3
Adults: $18
Seniors: $15
Students: $8
Youth (age 17 & under): $3

Please Note: The Wadsworth Atheneum usually waives admission fees every Wednesday–Sunday from 4–5 pm. Please note that guests visiting the museum at these times during the Fine Art & Flowers fundraiser will be charged $3 for their admission.

Groups of 10 or more will receive a discount by reservation only. To schedule a group visit, call (860) 838-4046.

Are you visiting the Wadsworth Atheneum for the first time, or returning after some time away? You’ll find lots of helpful information on our Directions & Parking page, and even more tips on our Planning Your Visit page.

Past Fine Art & Flowers Installations

The 36th Annual Fine Art & Flowers is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. All event proceeds fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses.