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Things to Do in New Orleans: Art in Bloom Exhibition

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The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the city, tracing its roots back to its humble beginnings in 1911 with just nine artworks. Over the years, NOMA has flourished into a revered institution, boasting a diverse permanent collection of nearly 50,000 pieces, ranging from French and American art to photography, glass, and works from Africa and Japan. 

Among the many exhibitions that grace its halls, one stands out as a vibrant celebration of the changing seasons and artistic expression: the Art in Bloom Exhibition, presented by First Horizon. As spring begins to unfurl its colors and scents, anticipation builds in New Orleans for this beloved event at NOMA. 

Art in Bloom 

Art in Bloom NOMA

For many in the community, Art in Bloom has become synonymous with the arrival of spring. It’s a time when the museum is transformed into a botanical wonderland, with each corner adorned with breathtaking floral designs that showcase the talents of garden clubs, floral designers, and creative individuals from both the local community and beyond. 

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Art in Bloom serves a dual purpose: supporting NOMA‘s educational initiatives and exhibitions, and contributing to the community projects of the Garden Study Club of New Orleans.

Schedule of Events

Art in Bloom event for patrons
  • Silent Auction: The festivities kick off with the Silent Auction, running from Monday, March 11 to Monday, March 18. This auction offers attendees the opportunity to bid on exclusive treasures, from unique artworks to luxurious experiences, all while contributing to the continued success of NOMA and the Garden Study Club.
  • Lecture Series: On Thursday, March 14, the Lapis Center for the Arts will host a captivating Lecture Series titled “Farm-to-Table: Florals & Flavors.” This session will feature insights from industry experts Greg Campbell and Erick New, co-owners of Garden District boutique in Memphis, Tennessee, along with acclaimed cookbook author and celebrity chef Elizabeth Heiskell. Attendees can look forward to an engaging discussion on seasonal vegetable dishes and innovative floral design, offering inspiration for both the kitchen and the home.
  • Luncheon and Fashion Show: Also taking place on Thursday, March 14, at City Park’s Pavilion of the Two Sisters, the Luncheon and Fashion Show promises an unforgettable fusion of style, art, and nature. Showcasing the latest looks from fashion partners SOSUSU & Greta Constantine, this event will feature a delectable meal provided by Ralph Brennan Catering and Events, complemented by stunning floral arrangements that serve as the perfect backdrop for a memorable afternoon. 

Art in Bloom Museum Admission Tickets 

Women looking at a piece of art at the Art in Bloom Exhibition

Throughout the exhibition, general admission tickets offer the public the chance to explore NOMA‘s spectacular floral installations at their leisure, from Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17. Whether admiring the intricate designs of local artisans or discovering the talents of designers from across the country, attendees are sure to be enchanted by the beauty and creativity on display. 

For those interested in supporting Art in Bloom through sponsorship or with inquiries about the event, the organizers can be reached via email at or by phone at 504.658.4121. 

Embrace Art, Nature, and History in New Orleans 

Art in Bloom promises an unforgettable experience, blending art, nature, and community. It’s a celebration of creativity and the arrival of spring, beckoning attendees to revel in the beauty of nature’s artistry.  

As you plan your visit, consider extending your exploration of New Orleans with a journey through the city’s historic heart: the French Quarter! Book a New Orleans French Quarter Tour today and walk the historic streets led by New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours‘ expert guides. Immerse yourself in 300 years of captivating history, from the breathtaking views of the Mississippi to the birthplace of jazz. Take a journey through the soul of New Orleans, where every corner reveals a story waiting to be told.

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