President’s Letter

Dear Board Members,

We are on the cusp of 2022 which will be a year of grand celebration for Friends. We start festivities January 20, the very day of our 100th birthday, with a lecture given by Dr. Eike Schmidt, Director of the Uffizi Galleries, followed by a beautiful luncheon. It will truly be a treat to attend this exceptional event with Friends after an almost two year absence. Tickets available through January 6.

We will then be launched on an arc toward the 38th Art in Bloom. The Art in Bloom Committee is planning a four-day flower extravaganza. Fresh flowers will be back in the galleries and a gorgeous Preview Party awaits us. All ticketing and details found at

Thank you for your loyal support of Friends of the Institute. Remember, you will get the most out of your membership if you renew in January.

Cheers to the Friends in 2022!