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June 8, 2021June 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

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! 

Tickets are free for members and $10 for the general public. Not a member? Sign up today at




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

      View Virtual Bouquets to Art 2020