(Or Caturday, if you prefer.)
It’s here at our de Young Museum and it’s bigger than ever for 2011.
See you there!
And check it, if you act now you can score some free tickets over at the Richmond District Blog.
Whoa ho! Not sure what this giant purple flower thing is, but they were working on it today to get ready in time for a soiree:
Anyway, on with the show. See how it works? This one was still under construction:
Bouquets to Art 2010
The 26th annual Bouquets to Art exhibition returns to the de Young Museum in April, featuring 150 floral displays interpreting the Museum’s permanent collection.
Organized and produced by the volunteer members of the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, and with generous support by community donors and museum staff, Bouquets to Art raises funds for special exhibitions, acquisitions, and education programs.
Bouquets to Art and “French Impressions”
Bouquets to Art 2010 celebrates the upcoming landmark
Impressionism exhibitions from the Musée d’Orsay that will
be on view at the de Young Museum shortly after the close
of Bouquets to Art.
Looking ahead to these two signal exhibitions, which are
supported in part by funds from the San Francisco Auxiliary
of the Fine Arts Museums, this year the glorious annual flower
festival adopts “French Impressions” as its theme. The opening
gala evening, Floral Fashions, the décor of the luncheons and
teas, and Hat Day will feature this theme as a tribute to the
exhibitions and to Impressionism, one of the most original
and recognizable of all artistic styles.
“Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay,”
will be on view at the de Young from May 22 to September 6,
2010, followed by “Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Beyond:
Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay,” which
will be presented from September 25, 2010 to January 18, 2011.
FREE BUCCELLATI LECTURE
In addition to a host of ticketed lectures at this year’s BTA, the de Young is also presenting a free lecture by Buccellati CEO Alberto Milani titled “Buccellati: Art in Gold and Silver” on Tuesday, April 20 at 4pm in the Koret Auditorium. Milani will discuss Buccellati’s history, craftsmanship, signature style, and their one-of-a-kind museum quality objects.
How to Purchase Tickets
Purchase tickets online or by phone at (415) 750-3504, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning February 16.