Flora in Winter 2017
January 26-29, 2017
Come in from the winter cold to the warmth of WAM's annual floral extravaganza, when the Museum blooms with flower arrangements inspired by works of art. This premier floral design event includes captivating and imaginative interpretations of artworks created by skilled arrangers from across the region, displayed in virtually every Museum gallery.
2017 Flora in Winter Chairs: Kim Cutler, Kathy Michie, and Sarah Ribeiro
Members: Free during exhibition hours
Nonmembers: Adults $20, youth $6 during exhibition hours
Opening Party: Separate from admission prices; more info below.
Members Enjoy Free Admission
Members enjoy free admission for all four days except for Flora Opening Party. Call 508-793-4300 or click here to purchase your Membership.
Questions about Flora? Call 508-799-4406.
Hours + Parking
Museum Galleries + Shop
Thursday, January 26: 11am-5pm;
The Museum Café
Thursday, January 26: 11am-3pm
Thursday, January 26: 11am-5pm
Valet parking will be available throughout Flora in Winter at the Salisbury Street entrance for a fee of $5 per car.
Preview and Chairman’s Tour of Flora - Salisbury Society Members Only
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Tours 3:30 and 4pm (galleries)
Event includes tours of Flora in Winter with the event Chairs, and a private reception.
To join the Salisbury Society, contact 508.793.4325 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Flora Opening Party:
KAHBAHBLOOOM: An Explosion of Color!
Thursday, January 26, 5:30-8pm (Snow date: Friday, January 27)
Reserve early by January 18 for discount: $30 WAM Members; $50 nonmembers;
After January 18 or at the door: $35 WAM Members; $55 nonmembers
$5 Member youth; $6 nonmember youth; $30 Student
This year's Opening Night Party is not to be missed, with hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a cash bar. Make sure to dress in our theme: KAHBAHBLOOOM: An Explosion of Color!
Valet available at both Lancaster Street and Salisbury Street Entrances for $5 per car.
To purchase tickets: call 1-800-838-3006 or use the link below.
Subjective Flora, Flora Live Interpretation in the Gallery (Members Only)
Friday, January 27, 9-10am conference, 10am-11am European galleries
Members only event; $35. Limited to 30 people only!
This special member’s only event will tap the expertise of floral designer Sally Jablonski and Flora in Winter Chair Kim Cutler. While you enjoy coffee and pastry, view an illustrated talk, “Subjective Flora”. Then watch the creation of a floral design live in the European galleries (Cornelis van Haarlem’s “Paris and Oenone.”) To register: call 1-800-838-3006 or use the link below.
Interpretive Challenge Class Demonstration: The Judges Challenge
Friday, January 27, 3:30-5:00pm
Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
See how 3 different Floral Design Judges create flower arrangements from scratch inspired by Rotante dal Foro Centrale by Arnaldo Pomodoro, located in the Stoddard Garden Courtyard. The finished designs will be on view for the duration of Flora and will be raffled off on Sunday, January 29.
Origami Flower Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, January 28, 10:00am-1:00pm and 1:30-3:30pm
Sunday, January 29, 11:00am-1:00pm and 1:30-3:30pm
Throughout Museum Galleries
Free with museum admission, no RSVP required.
Join museum educators in an interactive drop-in origami-making scavenger hunt throughout the museum. Can you find all three? Leave with a bouquet of handmade flowers!
The Craft of Modern Floral Design: Floral Demonstration, Lunch, and Tour
Saturday, January 28, 10:30am-12 noon
Members $35, Nonmembers $45, Students $15 (includes museum admission);
At the Door: Members $40, Nonmembers $50
Join MaryEllen O’Brien as she explores the craft of modern floral design. The demonstration will present an easy way to create exciting contemporary designs for novice designers and enthusiasts’ using combinations of easily sourced materials from the grocery store to the hardware store. Immediately following will be a buffet-style lunch and then a special docent led tour of Flora in Winter!
To register: call 1-800-838-3006 or use the link below.
Activity for Kids of All Ages: Thumbprint Flowers
Sunday, January 29, 10:30am-12:30pm
HEW Studio 100
Free with Museum admission, NO RSVP required; Space is limited and is first-come, first-served.
Use your thumbprints and inspiration for the KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley to create your own thumbprint flowers.
Lecture: The Role of Flowers in Mythology and Art with Antonella Doucette
Sunday, January 29, 1pm
Free with museum admission, no RSVP required, first come-first served, seating is limited.
Join Antonella Doucette, beloved WAM faculty member, as she discusses the role of flowers in mythology and art.
Concert: Oskar Stenmark & Piatruba
Sunday, January 29, 2:30pm
Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
Piatruba plays traditional folk melodies inherited from Oskar’s ancestors in Dalecarlia, Sweden. Mixed with improvisation and contemporary sounds, the trio tells stories about old traditions and forgotten melodies. Based in Sweden, Piatruba has been touring all over Scandinavia, this is the first time Piatruba performs in the US!
Public Drop-In Tours
Free with Museum admission. Join any tour loop at any time during the hours below.
Friday, January 27
Saturday, January 28
Sunday, January 29
Arrange a private tour for groups of 10 or more by calling Jan Ewick at 508-793-4338
Download the Flora in Winter 2017 Press Release