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May Luncheon to follow lecture

May 16, 2019 12:00 pm

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Target Reception Hall

Ticket Price: $30

Reserve your spot for the Friends’ Spring Luncheon on Thursday, May 16 following the May lecture. 

Spring is upon us and so is the the Friends’ Spring Luncheon, which will be held on Thursday, May 16 (note the late date) immediately following the lecture by Lonnie Bunch, Director of the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture.

The menu includes salmon with dill sauce, roasted asparagus, boiled new potatoes, and assorted bread and butter, followed by everyone’s spring favorite, carrot cake!  A vegetarian option is available; please request when making your reservation. $30, including tax and gratuities.

All reservations MUST be received by Thursday, May 9, by 4PM. To reserve your spot: 612.870.6323 or click the ticketing link below.

This event is a Friends Only Event. Join the Friends today and attend the event!

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2019 Friends Art & Architecture Tour

June 6, 2019 9:00 am to 3:15 pm

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3rd Avenue Entrance Mia

Ticket Price: $75

The Friends’ Art & Architecture Tour is going local this year.  Tickets are limited so reserve yours soon!

Ralph Rapson, 1956, William Shepherd House. Photo: Carlos Gonzalas/Star Tribune

Join the Friends on Thursday, June 6 for a peek into Midcentury Modern. This era of design encompassed sleek, simplified lines and geometric shapes with a “futuristic” look.

The tour will include a visit to three private homes and one church. In the morning we’ll see a Lustron enameled-steel house and the Shepherd House by famed architect Ralph Rapson. Then, after a delicious lunch at the Birchwood Cafe, we’ll have a private tour of Christ Church Lutheran designed by father and son team, Eliel and Aero Saarinen.

The tour moderator will be Gary Reetz, FAIA, Vice President at Hamel Green Associates. Reetz has made a lifelong commitment to cultural architecture during his 45 year career and is Chair of the Society of Architectural historians, Minnesota Chapter.

Coach buses will leave Mia precisely at 9AM at the 3rd Avenue entrance of Mia, and will return by 3:15PM that day.

Tickets are $75 and as there are a only 25 spots for this exciting tour, reserving your spot early is a must. Friends members have priority for ticketing.

Call the ticketing line at 612.870.6323 to reserve your spot!

April Friends Book Club: “Population: 485, Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time”

April 18, 2019 10:00 am

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Mia Library

Ticket Price: Free

Join other Friends to discuss Michael Perry’s memoir “Population: 485, Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time”.

After a moderator-led discussion, we will have the enriching experience of a small group tour led by docents, connecting Mia works of art to Michael Perry’s memoir.

Writer and humorist Michael Perry returns to his rural Wisconsin town of New Auburn after being away for twelve years.  To reconnect with his past and get back into the fabric of the town, Perry joins the volunteer fire and rescue department.  Perry’s essays are structured around his EMT calls which range from a collision at the local laundromat to heart attacks, fires, and suicides.

According to Publishers Weekly, “Perry’s mosaic of small-town life also paints charming portraits of the town’s memorable characters, such as the One-Eyed Beagle, another firefighter.  Perry’s insights into the small-town mentality come from apparent contemplation, and he writes about them with good humor,…”.

There are spaces for 20 Friends.  Please call the Friends office at 612.870.3045 to make your reservation.

Please contact Jeanne Scheiderer, jeannescheiderer@hotmail.com with any questions.

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May Lecture: Lonnie G. Bunch, III, Director of the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture

May 16, 2019 11:00 am

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Pillsbury Auditorium

Ticket Price: Free

“The Challenge of Building a National Museum.”

Lonnie G. Bunch, III is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture. His talk will explore the history and struggle to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture focusing on a variety of challenges including building on the Mall, conceptual frameworks, public expectations, and contextual terrain of race. 

Mr. Bunch will explore the strategies used to successfully navigate these challenges and in doing so he will update the audience on the current status and future projections for the Museum.  Ultimately, Mr. Bunch will explore how the National Museum will help the Smithsonian transition from a 19th century institution to a 21st century enterprise.

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Preview Party Kicks Off Art in Bloom 2019!

April 10, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Second Floor Corridor

Ticket Price: $200 (Patron $300 and up)

Reserve your ticket today to get a first look at the flowers, pop-up boutique, live music, food and fun at Preview Party 2019.

Winter is finally over and it’s time to jump start your enjoyment of spring at the Preview Party, held the Wednesday evening before Art in Bloom opens to the general public. 

Art in Bloom Preview Party

You’ll be among the first to view the amazing floral arrangements at their freshest. Enjoy live music, docent-led tours, shopping, sign up for a Great Gathering and see a painting of the event being created, while you delight in Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and our signature cocktail. 

What a special night to enjoy with your friends as you support the mission of the Friends. Tickets start at $200 and are going fast!

Tickets are available online at ticket.artsmia.org or by calling 888.642.2787.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

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Keynote Speaker is “the floral artist of his generation”

April 11, 2019 12:00 am

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Lecture: Into the Light

April 11, 2019 10:00 am

Pillsbury Auditorium

Ticket Price: $35

 

Join us in welcoming floral artist Joseph Massie 

Please join us in welcoming Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists, to Mia as Art in Bloom’s Formal Lecturer. We are thrilled to have him delight us by sharing his interest in blossoms and buds.  A native of Liverpool England, and often referred to as “the floral artist of his generation,”  Massie’s interest in flowers began at age 14. From there  he went on to develop his business, taking on projects and artistic endeavors centered around botanical couture, sculptures, and installations. In 2016, he created a show-stopping exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show for Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.    

Massie also uses his time and talent to support organizations like the British Homeopathic Association and the Homeopathy Action Trust, which raise awareness for homeopathic therapies.  As part of these efforts, Massie created a living dress worn by Arlene Phillips (the television star from  Great Britain’s Strictly Come Dancing) at the National Television Awards. Living flowers such as clematis, roses, and hydrangea used for homeopathic remedies were sewn into the dress, creating  floral couture that was elegant, light, and reflective of Joseph’s signature style within the world of botanicals.  

After the lecture, participate in Massie’s Floral Master Class, The Art of Dinner Tablescapes.  The workshop will feature practical, hands on learning, underpinned with technical knowledge.  Come craft contemporary designs with an English twist focused on technique. Creative techniques for designing spectacular arrangements both classic to contemporary will be demonstrated.  

Floral Master Class:  Joseph Massie, The Art of Dinner Tablescapes
April 11, 2019 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Classrooms 112 and 113
Ticket Price: SOLD OUT

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to spend time with Joseph Massie, one of Europe’s top botanical artists and five-time winner of the world renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show.   

Generously sponsored by Martha Head.

Tickets are available online at ticket.artsmia.org or by calling 888.642.2787.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

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Flowers After Hours—Music, Mixology & Floral Couture

April 11, 2019 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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Museum-Wide, Mia

Ticket Price: Free

Flowers After Hours promises Thursday night fun with music, cocktails and Bachman’s floral couture.

Photo courtesy of Bre McGee

Join us for an evening of fun with music, cash bar—featuring our signature Sunken Cities Sunrise cocktail—and fabulous Floral Couture by Bachman’s!

Flowers After Hours offers museum guests the opportunity to stroll the galleries transformed by over 160 floral arrangements inspired by Mia’s world class collection. Floral artists will be on hand to share ideas and chat about their creations.

At 6PM and 7PM, Bachman’s creativity shines when models present amazing floral fashion—wearable art created with buds and blooms.  Floral fashion shows take place in the Pillsbury Auditorium with WCCO’s Jason DeRusha returning to emcee for the third year. After the shows, take photos with Jason in front of a beautiful backdrop created exclusively for Art in Bloom and with the models next to the artwork that inspired their runway design.

Flowers After Hours is free and everyone is welcome.  Come discover Mia as you’ve never seen it before!

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

2019 Fashion Show and Luncheon

April 12, 2019 12:00 am

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Target Reception Hall

April 12, 2019 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Target Wing, Mia

Ticket Price: $95 to $150

 

Chairpeople Emily Hjelm, Heidi Ault and Gummy Grande invite you to a stylish spring kickoff.

35th annual Art in Bloom; Thursday 26 April – Sunday 29 April 2018; View fresh floral creations and the artworks that inspired them; presented by Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Art; museum-wide; Fashion Show and Formal Luncheon presented by Galleria Edina


We are excited to announce that the third annual 2019 Art in Bloom Fashion Show & Luncheon is just around the corner. Every year, we focus on bringing a more exciting and heightened event, and this year will be spectacular!

Featuring fashion from spring and summer’s 2019 trends, this year’s show will take place in Mia’s Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries. The new location promises an elevated experience—the unique opportunity to enjoy glamorous fashion alongside Mia’s stunning contemporary art collection.

The fashion show and luncheon will be held Friday, April 12 10:30AM-2PM, and will start with champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the  first floor atrium of the Target Wing. Then, at 11:15AM, general admittance to the fashion show will begin. The spring-inspired luncheon will follow immediately after in the Reception Hall. This year, the show is sponsored by the Galleria Edina, and produced by internationally renowned stylist and personality Grant Whittaker.

General tickets start at $85 ($35 tax-deductible), and will go up to $95 ($45 tax-deductible) after March 29. General tickets include one drink ticket for champagne or a non-alcoholic beverage during the cocktail event, general seating for the fashion show, and lunch (gluten free and vegetarian options available) with wine. A champagne cash bar will also be available.

VIP tickets are available for $150 ($100 tax-deductible). VIP tickets include a swag bag, two drink tickets for the cocktail portion, front row seats and 11AM early admittance for the fashion show, and priority seating at the luncheon. VIP tickets are limited, and will go quickly!

After you have purchased your ticket, you can also email Heidi Ault (heidiholland_2000@yahoo.com) to confirm luncheon seating requests.

We hope you’ll join us for this special day at Mia!

Tickets are available online at ticket.artsmia.org or by calling 888.642.2787.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

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Make and Take Worshops—Kokedama with Orchid

April 12, 2019 5:30 pm

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Wells Fargo Community Room (5:30PM and 7:30PM)

Ticket Price: $40


Kokedama, Art in Bloom

This years workshops focus on the ancient Japanese planting style of kokedama.  Join Jenn Hovland, CPFD and owner/designer of Fleur de Louise Flower Studio in Stillwater, to learn about  this ancient Japanese garden art.

The word kokedama translates literally as “koke”, moss and “dama”, ball.   Centuries old, and related to bonsai, kokedama is a unique way to present and display plants. The moss ball is the focal and supporting point for a sculpted tree or plant which is then displayed on a platform or suspended from string with the plant growing out from the sphere.

Class includes a brief history and description, demonstration including planting, care and display ideas, plus guided work time.

Participants will take home a finished kokedama with a phalaenopsis orchid.

Tickets are available online at ticket.artsmia.org or by calling 888.642.2787.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

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Mixology Workshops: The Art of the Perfect Cocktail

April 11, 2019 12:00 am

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April 11, 2019 1:00pm-2:30pm and 3:00pm-4:30pm

Wells Fargo Community Room

Ticket Price: $75

 

April 13, 2019 1:00pm-2:30pm and 3:00pm-4:30pm

Wells Fargo Community Room

Ticket Price: $75

 

Art in Bloom Mixology Workshop
Norseman Distillery is offering Art in Bloom 2019 mixology workshops at Mia.

Building on the success of the Mixology class offered during  Art in Bloom 2018, we are pleased to announce a partnership with Norseman Distillery, Minneapolis’s first micro distillery, to conduct not one, not two, or even three, but FOUR workshops on how to craft the perfect cocktail with a distinctive floral twist, in honor of Art in Bloom.  

Norseman uses only the finest local ingredients to create exceptional spirits in the Twin Cities. These hand-crafted cocktail recipes, created especially for Art in Bloom, will impress your party guests and take your home entertaining up a notch. One of their bartenders will lead participants through a demonstration and tasting of three lovely libations, including how to craft these cocktails as well as some instruction on bartending best practices.

The crescendo of the event will be a specially curated tour after the workshop session featuring some of Mia’s more “spirited” works and led by Senior Docent Lucy Hicks,   

Space is limited and attendees must be age 21 or older.  Enjoy!

Tickets are available online at ticket.artsmia.org or by calling 888.642.2787.

Art in Bloom 2019 Supporters

Lead Sponsor:

Generous Sponsors: Martha Head, Hirshfield’s, Galleria Edina, Lakewood Cemetery, Norseman Distillery, SeaChange Print Innovations, Samuel and Patricia McCullough, and the Tom and Lynn Schaefer Charitable Trust

Additional Generous Support: Mary Grau, Christine and Robert D. Salmen, Bob and Barbara Scott, the League of Catholic Women, California Closets, Marly Miller and Katie Miller Remole, and THYMES

Media Partner: Artful Living

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