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Events for Saturday, April 28, 2012

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Art in Bloom

Join us for the 29th year of Art in Bloom, a four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art, presented by the Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

This splendid spring celebration and fund-raiser highlights the talents of more than 150 floral artists, whose work will be on view next to the works of art that inspired them. From Thursday through Sunday, you'll experience the floral fragrance throughout the museum, enjoy a lecture or demonstration, attend a party or free docent tour, and browse in the Art in Bloom Shop. more

Lead Sponsor: Abbot Downing (formerly Lowry Hill)

Extraordinary thanks to Margene Fox, our honorary chair, for her kind support.

Generous support provided by Accenture, Bachman's, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Gabberts, General Mills Foundation, Martha Head, Bill Hodder, Lakewood Cemetery, Macy's, Marbrook Foundation, and Mary and Doug Olson.

Additional support provided by Pauline Altermatt, Linda Boelter, Creative Kidstuff, Edina Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Jane Emison, The Bill and Katherine Fox Foundation, Sally Mathieu, Sheila Morgan, Nash Finch Company, Olson Law Firm, and Teresa Pfister.

Media Partner: myTalk 107.1

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Art in Bloom Family Event
Reception Hall

Join us for fun, casual activities designed for children and families, including a scavenger hunt; activities by Como Zoo & Conservatory, Creative Kidstuff, and Bachman's; storytelling; and outdoor chalk drawing with illustrator Shawn McCann. Bring the children in your life to explore the wonders of the MIA!

Sponsored by General Mills Foundation.

2 – 2:30 p.m.
Art in Bloom String Quartet Performance
Regis Fountain Court

Follow the sounds of strings through the galleries to the second-floor Fountain Court, where the Madeline Island Music Camp Fellowship Quartet will perform Beethoven's String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74, "Harp" (Approx. 30 mins).