Join us for the NCMA’s fourth annual festival of art and flowers, March 22–25, 2018. Art in Bloom features more than 50 floral masterpieces created by world-class designers inspired by art in the Museum’s collection. During the four-day festival, participants can attend presentations and workshops, dine in Iris restaurant, and find one-of-a-kind gifts in the Museum Store. Proceeds from Art in Bloom support Museum programming and exhibitions.
Please note that Art in Bloom events (demonstrations, classes, etc.) require separate tickets.
Photography is permitted during Art in Bloom.
Free for children 6 and under
Patron ($150) and above members, please note: Super Passes cannot be used for Art in Bloom or related events, since this is a fundraiser for the Museum.
Thursday 9 am–9 pm
Friday 9 am–9 pm
Saturday 9 am–5 pm
Sunday 9 am–5 pm
Reservations at Iris restaurant will be available when tickets to Art in Bloom go on sale.
Sophisticated full-service restaurant specializing in seasonal fare using many locally sourced ingredients. During Art in Bloom, some menu items feature edible flowers. Reservations encouraged: (919) 664-6838
Thursday 11 am–2 pm
Friday 11 am–2 pm
Friday evening Iris after Dark 5:30–8:30 pm
Saturday 11 am–2 pm
Sunday 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday
Coffee kiosk 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.
Thursday 9 am–8:30 pm
Friday 9 am–4:30 pm (then becomes Iris after Dark wine bar)
Saturday 9 am–4:30 pm
Sunday 9 am–4:30 pm
Blue Ridge Café
East Building, Level C
Casual, quick-service café featuring sandwiches, salads, snacks, coffee, beer, wine, and other beverages. No reservations needed.
Thursday–Sunday 10 am–4:30 pm
Museum Store Trunk Shows
In-person artisan appearances:
Thursday, March 22, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, March 23, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Saturday, March 24, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, March 25, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
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