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Floral Display by Loretta Altshuler of Branches and Petals. Artwork: Maurice Brazil Prendergast, The Holiday, ca 1907-1909

Floral Display by Loretta Altshuler of Branches and Petals. Artwork: Maurice Brazil Prendergast, The Holiday, ca 1907-1909. Photograph by Drew Altizer

Bouquets to Art 2017

March 14, 2017March 19, 2017
Permanent Collection Galleries

Whispers of subtle charm, gasps of beauty—art is in lively conversation with nature during Bouquets to Art. Wander galleries awash with colorful flowers from March 14 through 19, 2017, with a preview gala on March 13.

The most in-demand floral designers from the Bay Area and beyond, draw inspiration from the art in the de Young’s collection to create arrangements from the strikingly simple to the elaborately intricate. Enjoy a lecture with a friend, make reservations for an elegant seated luncheon, and try your luck in the luxury-prize raffle.

Find ticketing links and information for Bouquets to Art programs, lunches, and gala below.

Bouquets to Art information line (415) 750-3504.

Bouquets to Art 2017 Programs

Tuesday, March 14 | 2 pm
Textural Woodlands and Botanical Haute Couture
Lecture & Demonstration by Françoise Weeks
Wednesday, March 15 | 10 am
A Passion for Monet
Lecture by Elizabeth Murray
Wednesday, March 15 | 2 pm
From Ballet to Blooms
Lecture & Demonstration by Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks
Thursday, March 16 | 10 am
Cultivating a Natural Aesthetic: Lush, Loose, Organic Spring Bouquets
Lecture & Demonstration by Ariella Chezar
Thursday, March 16 | 2 pm
Transforming Spaces: Lessons from a Dream-Maker Event Planner
Lecture by J. Riccardo Benavides


To purchase multiple program tickets, use the 'Add More' button at the bottom of your ticketing page and the 'Select Dates' button at the top of the page to browse additional days. 

Catered Luncheons 

Enjoy a delicious luncheon catered by McCalls Catering & Events. Tour the galleries before or after lunch—your ticket includes gallery admission.


Opening Night Gala: Le Beau Jardin

Monday, March 13 | 7-10 pm
Early admission for Patron ticketholders at 5:30 pm ($375 and above)

Join in the Monet-inspired festivities for the opening preview of Bouquets to Art, while enjoying French culinary delights by McCalls Catering & Events, live entertainment, and exquisite floral fashions designed by City College students. Be among the first to see the fabulous floral creations that transform the Museum into a beautiful spring garden before the exhibit opens to the public.

Advanced tickets are required; no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, please call 415.750.3593.

View the invitation and a list of Patron benefits here. Download ticket purchase form by clicking the button below.

Luxury Benefit Raffle

Take a chance on winning fabulous prizes while you support the Auxiliaries Fundraising activities. Prize descriptions will be available online in January. $20 per ticket, $100 for 6.

Bouquets to Art is produced by the volunteer members of the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. Over the past 32 years,  Bouquets to Art has raised more than $6 million for the Museums’ special exhibitions, conservation projects, and education programs. In 2017, the San Francisco Auxiliary is honored to be a Presenting Sponsor of Monet: The Early Years, on view at the Legion of Honor, February 25 to May 29, 2017.


Grand Patron
Diane B. Wilsey

Honorary Gala Chair
Lorna Meyer Calas

Exhibit and Floral Fashion Partner
Lonna Wais

Bouquets to Art Ambassador
Molly Wadhwani

Executive Sponsor
Kilroy Realty Corporation

Media Sponsors
San Francisco Magazine
San Francisco Cottage and Gardens

Additional support for Bouquets to Art is provided by B|O|S; Dodge & Cox; Eileen Holl; Barbara Johnson, Inc., Cristina and Robert Morris, RSM US LLP; San Francisco Garden Club, Sloat Garden Center; Stargazer Barn; Kate and John Sullivan; the Belvedere-Tiburon Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums; the East Bay Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums; the Hillsborough Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums; and the Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums.

In-Kind Sponsorships
Aquarello Restaurant, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Foxtail Catering, Hafner Vineyard, Junior League of San Francisco, Café de Nord, Ritz Carlton Monterey Bay, San Francisco Giants, Trick Dog