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March 28, 2014

The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Blossoms When PAFA In Bloom Brings More Than 60 Floral Designs Into The Galleries, April 4-6

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' historic Landmark Building will house gorgeous floral displays alongside master works of art during PAFA in Bloom. (Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia)

Signs of spring are in the air, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts celebrates by welcoming the sights of the season — gorgeous flowers! — into its galleries.

From April 4 through 6, a three-day showcase of floral art and design will bloom in the historic halls of PAFA’s Landmark Building on North Broad Street for the first-ever PAFA in Bloom.

Within the galleries, more than 60 floral designs will be on display, all interpreting various works of art from both PAFA’s permanent collection and from the historic Cast Hall collection.

To create the exhibit of flowers, Schaffer Designs, a well-regarded floral design and installation company, worked with with 15 garden clubs and 45 national floral designers hailing from Canada, the U.K. and from across the U.S.

In addition to the display itself, PAFA in Bloom includes a whole host of programming for adults, kids and families throughout the weekend.

Look for internationally-known British floral designers Neil Whittaker and Wendy Andrade to host floral presentations and workshops on Friday, April 4 and Sunday, April 6, the first off-site appearance of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Designer’s Studio on Saturday, April 5 and much more.

For a first look at PAFA in Bloom, flora-lovers should attend the preview reception on Thursday, April 3, an after-hours soiree to benefit the academy.

Admission to PAFA’s Landmark Building during PAFA in Bloom is $20 for adults, and workshops and presentations are priced separately.

For the complete lineup of this burgeoning display, check right here.

PAFA in Bloom
When: April 4-6
Where: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad Street
Cost: $20, adults; $17, seniors and students; $13, youth (ages 13-18); free for children 12 and under, military (excluding groups), and $5 for PAFA Members
More info: www.pafa.org

See lovely floral displays in conjunction with fine works of art like Winslow Homer’s iconic Fox Hunt at the inaugural PAFA in Bloom. (Image courtesy PAFA)

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