Chaired by Kaylea Hill and Dorothy Mann, Art in Bloom is presented in partnership with the Garden Study Club of New Orleans. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit educational projects and exhibits at NOMA and community projects at the Garden Study Club of New Orleans. Garden Study Club grant recipients include the New Orleans Botanical Garden, the Long Vue House and Gardens, the Historic Parterre Garden at Beauregard-Keyes House, the Rain Gardens at New Orleans City Park, and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
Patron and preview party, lecture series and fashion show
The annual Art in Bloom Patron Party and subsequent Preview Party will be held on Wednesday, March 23 with the Patron Party from 6pm to 7pm and the Preview Party from 7pm to 9pm. Guests can enjoy an exclusive preview of the floral designs while savoring dishes from Beth Biundo Sweets, Cafe Degas, Cafe NOMA, Creole Creamery, Galatoire’s, Gautreau’s, Martin Wine Cellar, Mikimoto and Taj Mahal and Nirvana Indian Cuisine and libations from Sazerac for company .
One of the defining elements of the Patron Party is the silent auction, with an online component that allows art lovers to bid on a selection of unique works of art. A highlight of this year’s auction is a work by New Orleans-based artist Alex Beard entitled Art in Bloom.
The popular Art in Bloom lecture series and annual Art in Bloom luncheon and fashion show are scheduled for the following day, Thursday 24th March. Speakers are Dr. Jim DelPrince and Christopher Spitzmiller.
dr Jim DelPrince is an associate professor and horticultural specialist at Mississippi State University and director of the Master Floral Designer program, a Laureate Member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, and was recently inducted into the American Academy of Floriculture of the Society of American Florists. In 2016 DelPrince won the coveted Award of Service to the Floral Industry from the American Institute of Floral Designers. He is the author or co-author of books on floral design, indoor plant design, floristry history and terminology, and numerous scholarly articles and publications. This year, Jim will work with MSU faculty to help Christmas tree growers in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama build their value-added product business by selling and marketing wreaths, garlands and arrangements.
Christopher Spitzmiller has been creating iconic ceramic lamp designs for over 20 years. He began his career in Washington, DC in 1996, then moved to New York City in the fall of 1999, where he continues to create his unique lamps with a team of experienced artisans. Christopher’s work is often featured in famous publications such as Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Elle Décor, Veranda, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has had the honor of making lamps for the Oval Office, the last four White House administrations, the Blair House, and many other notable American homes. More recently, Christopher has expanded his designs into tableware and other ceramic accessories. When he is not in the studio, Christopher can be found at his farm in Millbrook, NY gardening, beekeeping, making jam, cooking for friends or tending to his flock of old breed chickens, all recorded in his book A Year at Clove Brook Farm.
Following the talks, looks by Tanya Taylor and SOSUSU Boutique will be showcased at lunch and the runway show at the Two Sisters Pavilion in New Orleans City Park.
Art in Bloom tickets or sponsorship include entry to the museum’s permanent collection and the floral displays on display. Buy tickets or become a sponsor at noma.org/artinbloom2022.
Flower exhibitions open to the public: 24.-27. March 2022
- Thursday, March 24: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
- Friday, March 25: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
- Saturday, March 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
- Sunday 27 March: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
NOMA’s primary concern is the health of our visitors, employees and community. At this time, visitors to the museum aged 5 and over must show evidence of two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine (or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or negative results of a Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of your visit. Negative Covid-19 test results must be an official lab report or a screenshot of PCR/molecular or antigen COVID test results. All museum visitors must wear mouth and nose protection indoors. We continue to monitor all federal, state and local policies and will update our policies accordingly.
In the event of a resurgence of COVID-19 or the inability to hold the event on the scheduled dates, we will endeavor to reschedule Art in Bloom. If we are unable to reschedule your ticket purchase or sponsorship will be considered a 100% tax deductible donation to Art in Bloom. Tickets are non-refundable.