President’s Letter

Dear Members,

1820, Porcelain, enamel and gilt
Bequest of Alfred Duane Pell 25.417.91a.b.

Astronomical spring arrived in the northern hemisphere on Sunday, March 20, at 10:33 a.m. CST, known as the vernal equinox. With spring come flowers. Expressions of flowers in art are found throughout Mia. One of my favorites, pictured at right and found in G333, is an exquisite porcelain cup covered with violets.

Spring and flowers also bring Art in Bloom. I invite you to join me in greeting spring at Mia during our 38th annual celebration of Art in Bloom, April 28 through May 1. Don’t miss this opportunity to view stunning, sometimes surprising, floral displays made by community participants.

Additionally, special events have been planned throughout Art in Bloom. Tickets are available for the preview party, lecture, floral demonstration and public tours. Tickets are not needed for Family Day on May 1. The AIB schedule and ticketing details are found in this Newsletter.

This year Friends are also celebrating 100 years of volunteering, learning, supporting Mia, and making cherished friendships. We look forward to seeing many of you at our celebratory luncheon on April 14. 

In 2022 we have many reasons to embrace spring and celebrate the beauty of art and flowers. Mia’s doors are open, you are heartily welcome, and I look forward to seeing you.

Warmest regards,