Bouquets to Art

April 13, 2015April 19, 2015

The Bay Area welcomes spring each year with this popular weeklong exhibition featuring unique art and floral mash-ups where floral designers create arrangements that pay tribute to and draw inspiration from the works in the de Young’s permanent collections. Throughout the week, visitors can participate in floral demonstrations by prominent designers, hands-on art activities for children, catered luncheons, and a raffle.

Ticket Information 

Adults $22–$23, seniors 65+ $19–$20, students with current ID $18–$19, youths 6–17 $12–$13, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Save $1 per ticket with advance online purchase. Prices in your online shopping cart reflect the automatic savings.

Upgrade your ticket for $1 to see everything in the museum, including the special exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.

Bouquets to Art is presented by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. Additional support is provided by the Belvedere-Tiburon Auxiliary, the East Bay Auxiliary, the Hillsborough Auxiliary, and the Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums.

Grand Patron

Diane B. Wilsey

Event Leader



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Photo by Greg Lato © Latoga Photography

Photo by Greg Lato © Latoga Photography

Photo by Greg Lato © Latoga Photography

First-Timer's Guide


Visiting art museums can seem intimidating to some first-time visitors, but we want you to feel welcome. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about art, museums, and the de Young, intended to help make your first visit a pleasant and memorable experience.



Saturday and Sunday Street Closure

John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park will be closed to traffic from Tea Garden Drive to Transverse Drive on Saturdays, beginning April 5, 2014. Sunday street closures will continue as normal. Street parking within the park on Saturdays and Sundays is limited. Visitors are encouraged to use the Music Concourse Garage and to take public transportation or bike to the museum.

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Plan Your Visit: Don’t Miss Signature Frank Stella Work at the de Young

At age 23, Frank Stella (b. 1936) burst onto the New York art scene as an already mature artist with the inclusion of his now-legendary “black paintings” in the Sixteen Americans exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Seeming to banish illusionistic space and pictorial allusions, as well as the possibility of narrative content, the black artworks served as embodiments of Stella’s assertion that a painting was “a flat surface with paint on it—nothing more.”

Wed, 10/15/2014
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"@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" An Evening of Art and Conversation with Cheryl Haines

Ai Weiwei, Refraction, 2014 (studio installation view, Beijing); photo: Eric Gregory Powell, courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio
November 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

There is something extraordinary taking place on Alcatraz: themes of freedom, free speech, and human rights are being explored within the walls of this former maximum-security penitentiary by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. ArtPoint members and guests have a very special opportunity to attend a presentation on this remarkable achievement by the FOR-SITE Foundation’s founding director and curator, Cheryl Haines, followed by a reception at the de Young.

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