33rd Annual Fine Art & Flowers
April 25-27, 2014
Ring in the spring at the 33rd annual Fine Art & Flowers! View over 40 floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by masterworks in the collection that are created by area florists, garden clubs, and community members from Connecticut and beyond.
Fine Art & Flowers weekend also features special ticketed events, docent tours and more. Shop the Marketplace in the Hartford Courant Room and be sure to check out The Museum Cafe’s new spring menu. See below for the complete schedule.
Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
$11 Seniors (62+)
$8 Students with ID
$3 Children (ages 2-12)
Groups: groups of 10 or more receive a discount by reservation only.
To schedule a group visit call 860-838-4046.
Honorary Chair: Ray Hardman
This year’s honorary chair is Ray Hardman of WNPR. Join Ray at the Farm-to-Table Dinner on April 26! Details below.
Special event ticket sales are closed. No sales at the door.
Friday, April 25 | 12–2 pm
Little Black Dress, $75
Ladies (and gentlemen), enjoy a spirited floral presentation in the theater by Bill Graham – longtime owner of the gift and floral shop, Beautiful Things, in Salem, MA – as he demonstrates how to accessorize your little black dress by creating wearable floral arrangements fit for any occasion – the perfect spring accessory! Afterwards join Bill in Avery Court for lunch prepared fresh by The Museum Cafe.
Saturday, April 26 | 6 pm
Farm-to-Table Dinner, $95
Join Honorary Chair Ray Hardman for an evening celebration of spring! Sample the latest crop of beer and wine from Connecticut-based distilleries and vineyards before gathering around the Venus fountain in Avery Court for a four-course dinner prepared with garden fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Throughout the evening enjoy music by The Hartt School’s Elizabeth Grace Band, and Connecticut Lyric Opera will perform selections from their upcoming performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
Special event tickets include museum admission and access to all Fine Art & Flowers galleries and spaces.
Shop local! Located in the Hartford Courant Room, the Fine Art & Flowers Marketplace features handmade goods for sale by local artisans and vendors. The Marketplace is open Friday, 11 am – 5 pm; and Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm.
Dancing Bear Designs
Decorative tassels created from vintage salt shakers
Entertaining Styles by Sandra
Hand crafted, hand painted pottery and glassware serving accessories
Magical Blooms Organza Flowers
Nantucket Baskets, Mary Catherine Weller
Handmade baskets and gifts
Luxurious scarves, handbags, jewelry, cosmetics
Loose leaf tea and accessories
100% beeswax candles
Winding Drive Gourmet Specialties
Artisan jam and jelly
Want to be a Marketplace vendor next year? Email email@example.com.
Docent-led tours meet outside The Museum Shop and are free with admission.
Museum Highlights: The Art in Fine Art & Flowers
Friday – Sunday, 1 pm
Special Theme Tour: Land and Sea
Saturday & Sunday, 2:30 pm
Please note: the Wadsworth Atheneum is currently undergoing renovation. Though some galleries are unavailable, the Avery building will continue to showcase our acclaimed MATRIX series, – see Allison Schulnik / MATRIX 168 before it closes May 9 – contemporary art, 20th century European art, and 18th and 19th century American art, including our beloved collection of Hudson River School paintings. Also, a special installation of European Masterworks from the Permanent Collection is on view in the Huntington Gallery through September 21, 2014. Learn more about the renovation and reinstallation.
The 33rd Annual Fine Art & Flowers fundraiser is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Special thanks to our media sponsors Yelp, Inc, and Hartford Blooms. Additional support provided by Azalea Floral Design; City Steam Brewery Cafe; Hartford Baking Co.; NoRA Cupcake Company; Onyx Moonshine; Rosedale Farms & Vineyards; Winding Drive Jams and Jellies; Woodland Gardens; and Spruce Home & Garden, West Hartford. All proceeds fund the museum’s special exhibitions, and educational and community programs.