June 8, 2021 – June 13, 2021
June 8, 2021 – June 13, 2021
Bouquets to Art 2021
Floral designs inspired by art
June 8-13, 2021
Bouquets to Art is back in the galleries this year to celebrate the summer season in its 37th year with a new palette of fresh flowers. Inspired by works of art in the de Young museum’s galleries, the weeklong display of floral installations offers new ways of seeing the permanent collection. This year, for the first time, look for collection highlights in the arts of Africa and Oceania galleries upstairs, as well as plenty of perennial Bouquets to Art favorites, such as Frederic Edwin Church’s Rainy Season in the Tropics (1866). Stroll through the de Young and you’re sure to find inspiration in every corner.
While the galleries are blooming, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco hosts an Opening Preview evening, a luxury raffle, a lecture with a world-renowned ikebana artist, and the first ever virtual visit of Bouquets to Art.
Bouquets to Art is presented by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. Proceeds from Bouquets to Art help underwrite exhibitions, conservation projects, and education programs at the Fine Arts Museums.
Though we plan to return to the galleries in June, kindly note that all on-site events are subject to change or cancellation in accordance with city, county, and state health guidelines. We have extensive COVID-19 safety measures in place to ensure that we have a safe and healthy environment for our visitors and staff. Please review our guidelines to find out more about what to expect when you’re back in the museum.
Bouquets to Art tickets are sold out.
View the Bouquets to Art 2021 Program.
Bouquets to Art Virtual Programming (Tickets Available)
Enhance your Bouquets to Art experience with additional online floral programming.
Ikebana Reflects the Person Who Arranged It with Soho Sakai
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 \ 10 am PST \ Zoom Webinar
Join well-respected international ikebana teacher Soho Sakai, who began practicing the ancient Japanese art and discipline of ikebana in 1957 in Kumamoto, Japan, for her virtual program. As a longtime Bouquets to Art exhibitor and presenter, Sakai will discuss the relationship between ikebana, nature, and the floral designer, exploring how the designer creates beauty with feelings. Live Q&A.
Tickets are $15 for both museum members and the general public. The presentation will be recorded and available for purchase following the event.
Learn more about Sakai in her Bouquets to Art 2020 interview.
Virtual Visit (360 Experience)
Starting June 9, 2021 \ Online
Unable to make it to the de Young this year, or wish to complement your on-site visit with unobstructed views of the floral creations? Treat yourself to an in-depth look at every floral design in the galleries with a ticket to our virtual visit, filled with behind-the-scenes details, curator picks, and more!
On-site Events and Benefits Raffle
Photo-Free Viewing Hours
During these hours we ask that our guests refrain from taking photography in the galleries.
Thursday, June 10 \ 3:30–5 pm
Friday, June 11 \ 9:30 am–noon
Diane B. Wilsey
Honorary Opening Preview Chair
Lorna Meyer Calas
Bouquets to Art Co-Chairs
Native Bear Consulting
Dodge & Cox
Sloat Garden Center
Programs are supported by the Belvedere-Tiburon, East Bay, Hillsborough, and Ross Auxiliaries of the Fine Arts Museums.
Bouquets to Art is presented by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums.
Header image: Beth Van Hoesen, Matilija Poppy, pl. 2 (detail), from the portfolio Poppies and Peony, 1976. Color aquatint, etching, and drypoint, image: 13 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. (35.1 x 31.5 cm); sheet: 24 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. (62.7 x 55.1 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Crown Point Press Archive, Museum purchase, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Marcus, 1991.28.437