Art in Bloom - 2017

North Carolina Museum of Art: Special Events, Raleigh, NC

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Art in Bloom
Thursday–Sunday, March 30–April 2, 2017
West Building

The Museum’s third annual festival of flowers returns Thursday, March 30, 2017. Art in Bloom features over 50 floral interpretations of art in the Museum’s permanent collection. During the four-day festival, you may be inspired to take in a presentation, attend a workshop, or find just the right gift in the Museum Store. You’ll have a chance to explore the floral concoctions at Sip and Iris and to vote for your favorite design.

Additional sponsorship provided by Eliza Kraft Olander and Brian McHenry.

Proceeds from Art in Bloom support Museum programming and exhibitions. Special Guest Françoise Weeks

$13 Members
$18 Nonmembers
Free for children 6 and under


Iris, West Building

Iris is a sophisticated, full-service restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine with regional and international flavors in a distinctly modern setting. Specializing in seasonal fare using many locally sourced ingredients and edible flowers for Art in Bloom, the Museum restaurant, led by chefs Andy and Jennifer Hicks, features culinary works of art that showcase a complex culture of flavors.

*Reservations accepted and encouraged. Call (919) 664-6838.

Thursday: 11am–2pm
Friday: 11am – 2pm, 5:30 – 10pm (last seating 8:30pm)
Saturday: 11am – 2pm
Sunday: 10:30am–2:30pm
*Brunch menu served Saturday and Sunday
Sip, West Building

Stop by our coffee bar for a quick pick-me-up. Featuring local Joe Van Gogh coffee, espresso-based drinks, sandwiches, salads, and pastries, Sip is located next to the Museum Store with limited lounge seating.

Hours Thursday: 9am – 4:30pm
Friday: 9 am–5:30 pm *after 5:30 pm, Sip will change over to the Art in the Evening wine bar
Saturday: 9am – 4:30pm
Sunday: 9am – 4:30pm
Blue Ridge Cafe, East Building, Level C

No reservations needed. Join us for a light meal in our casual, quick-service café featuring sandwiches, salads, snacks, coffee, beer, wine and other beverages.

Thursday: 10am – 4:30pm
Friday: 10am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 4:30pm

Museum Store Trunk Shows
In-person artisan appearances:
Thursday, March 30, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Friday, March 31, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Saturday, April 1, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Sunday, April 2, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

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