Art in Bloom at The MFA Opening Night 2017 in DTSP
Thursday, March 30: Art in Bloom 2017 opens to the public from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Museum admission is only $5 after 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Flowers After Hours, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100 per person.
Be one of the first to view the inventive floral designs and enjoy sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and wine in the Marly Room and gardens. Meet guest designer James Farmer.
Dinner with Designer James Farmer, 8 p.m.
Spotlighting recipes from his cookbooks
Tickets: $125 per person.
Limited seating available.
James Farmer is the ultimate Renaissance man. He is a best-selling author; professional garden, floral, and interior designer; cook; and lifestyle expert. He is Editor-at-Large for Southern Living and a frequent guest on TV and radio. He lives in Perry, Georgia, close to family roots and the land.
His seven books have earned an enthusiastic following. Jenna Bush Hagen, the daughter of President George W. and Laura Bush, wrote the foreword to his most recent, A Time to Celebrate: Let Us Keep the Feast.
Art in Bloom 2017, presented by The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society and the MFA, will be stunning. This exhibition, along with complementary programs, began in 1997 at the Museum and has become one of the community’s most popular spring traditions.
Approximately 40 floral designs by professional florists, talented hobbyists, and members of The Stuart Society will fill the Museum. The floral designs will go on view Thursday, March 30, and continue through Monday, April 3. The Tampa Bay Times is the Media Sponsor.
The MFA Café will offer floral-themed specials each day and will also be open on Monday, April 3—an exception—from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations are suggested for Monday by calling 727.822.1032. The Museum Store will feature books, jewelry, cards, and gifts for adults and children.