Flower Power at the VMFA

Fine Arts & Flowers opens Oct 25!
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Art in Bloom!Get your tickets online today! 
Fine Arts & Flowers, Oct 24, 2012–Oct 28th, 2012
This biennial exhibition is back at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where flowers and fine art combine for a dazzling display of beauty and creativity. Members from more than 75 garden clubs across Virginia interpret masterpieces from the collection during this five-day celebration with lectures, demonstrations, music, a wine tasting, a fashion show, and more! Proceeds from 2012’s Fine Arts & Flowers benefit the programming, beautification, and maintenance of the E.Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden.Fine Arts & Flowers is presented by The Council of VMFA.
Gala Preview

Gala Preview

Wed, Oct 24, 7 – 10 pm 
Enjoy a night of elegance in a fantastical woodland setting during An Evening of Petals and Glass. Guests will delight their senses with delicious hors d’oeuvres, sparkling beverages, and the music of the Skip Gailes Trio. Also part of the evening is an after-hours stroll through the special exhibition Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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Thu, Oct 25 & Fri, Oct 26, 10 am 
Don’t miss lectures from two of the biggest names in floral design. On Thursday, Emily Thompson leads us through The White House: Christmas Designs Inspired by Nature.  And don’t miss Friday’s Designing Through Time: Historic Designs Reinterpreted with Jane Godshalk.

Fine Arts & Flowers Luncheon


Thu, Oct 25 & Fri, Oct 26, noon 
Take a break from the festivities and relax with friends at luncheons on Thursday and Friday. Enjoy fare like herb-marinated chicken and apple bars with cinnamon cream. Bring a friend or book an entire table to enjoy food, wine, and flowers!
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Edible Flowers Thu, Oct 25, 3 pm 
Greg Haley, chef de cuisine of VMFA’sAmuse Resturant, demonstrates how to prepare a variety of creative dishes featuring edible flowers. Then sample the finished products! Wines and floral teas also served.
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Edible Flowers
Flowers After Hours

Flowers After Hours

Fri, Oct 26, 6 pm 
Savor hors d’oeuvres from Amuse Restaurant and enjoy wine tastings from the American Northwest. The music of Susan Greenbaum, voted as Style Weekly’s“Best Singer and Songwriter” in both 2011 and 2012, is the soundtrack for this evening of good food, wine, and friends.
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Flowers in Fashion

Sat, Oct 27, noon 
In collaboration with the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising of VCU, The Council of VMFA presents a fashion show inspired by flowers! Enjoy a luncheon and a show of student-designed collections. Two scholarships will be awarded to the winning designs. Attendees will also have a chance to win door prizes.
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Flowers In Fashion
Docent Led Tours

Highlights Tours

Thu, Oct 25 – Sun, Oct 28
For an in-depth look into the floral arrangements and the masterworks that inspired them, each highlights tour is led by a docent specializing in the exhibition. Tours leave throughout the day!
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Images Copyright © VMFA.  Banner Image: Repeated images of objects from the VMFA Fabergé Collection.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. 
Copyright © 2012 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, All rights reserved.
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