The de Young Museum’s popular week-long floral art exhibition Bouquets to Art is back for 2023. See 113 floral art pieces on display throughout the museum’s galleries, mannequins wearing floral fashions, and fun accompanying programming. Get ready to enjoy these beautiful displays from June 5-11, 2023 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
Bouquets to Art is a fundraiser celebration of summer florals displayed in conjunction with the de Young Museum’s permanent galleries and architecture. Guests will explore dozens of floral displays inspired by the museum’s paintings and sculptures, which bring extra vitality to the historic works. This 39th annual event hosts 16 new florists who will help to transform the galleries into a bountiful garden. You’ll also want to catch Sharpstick Studio’s Rooted, a largescale hanging installation in Wilsey Court.
Throughout the week, the museum will host a series of expert talks, events, and programming related to the exhibition. Here’s what’s going on:
- Mon, June 5: Bouquets to Art Opening Night – Enjoy food and drink from McCalls Catering, see the floral installations firsthand, and see live models wearing fresh floral designs. Tickets start at $400.
- Bouquets to Art Programs
- Tues, June 6: Punk Ikebana – A discussion and demonstration of Japanese flower arrangement with floral artist and designer Punk Ikebana. Tickets cost $55.
- Wed, June 7: The Garden and the Artistry of Floral Design – Gabriela Salazar takes guests through her floral design and arrangement process. Tickets cost $55.
- June 6-11: Bouquets to Art Luxury Raffle – Enter a raffle for a chance to win prizes including a five-night Michoacán tour, an overnight wine tasting package, a shopping spree, 2024 Giants tickets, and more. Raffle tickets are $20 for 1, $100 for 6, and $200 for 13.
- June 6-11: Bouquets to Art Trunk Shows – Each day a new local artisan or designer will sell their work during museum hours.
- Sat, June 10: Family Art Making – Kids and families can make their own botanical greeting cards using floral stamps. Free with admission.
While you’re at the museum, don’t forget to see the popular Ansel Adams photography exhibition, Kehinde Wiley‘s largescale murals and sculptures, and Lhola Amira‘s interpretation of the African art collection.
Remember that the de Young Museum is free for Bay Area residents to visit on Saturdays.