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BOSTON – The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), celebrates the return of spring with its 46th annual Art in Bloom festival (April 29–May 1, 2022), a celebration that pairs art from across the collection with floral interpretations created by 50 New England-area designers.

Program highlights of the 2022 on-site festival include a lecture and demonstration by celebrated floral designers Michael Putnam and Taylor Putnam of New York-based Putnam & Putnam and a series of master classes with internationally renowned florist Françoise Weeks, who specializes in textural woodlands and botanical haute couture.

Participating in the Art in Bloom Festival is Framingham resident Minal Akkad.

This is the first time the event will be held in person since 2019 due to the pandemic.

Art in Bloom launches at the Museum with a special preview of freshly installed arrangements on Thursday, April 28, from noon to 5 p.m.

Private guided group tours and self-guided group tours kick off on Thursday afternoon, and advance registration is required. Beginning on Friday, daily events include guided tours of arrangements throughout the galleries (free with Museum admission); snacks and lunch available for purchase in the Art in Bloom Café in addition to regular dining offerings; and a curated selection of unique gifts and treasures to browse at the MFA Art in Bloom Market and Garden Cart.

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