A Spring tradition continues at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) with Art in Bloom, a free public floral exhibition Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, with extended museum hours from 1-5 p.m. on both days. In addition, a free public reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, featuring jazz, snacks, and a cash bar.

Family-friendly activities include docent-led tours, flower-related demonstrations, live music, and hands-on crafts for all ages. Parking is free on West Campus Drive in the Old Quad.

Art in Bloom invites the region’s top floral designers to present innovative floral creations inspired by significant works from the museum’s collection.

Art in Bloom celebrates Spring by combining floral design with art from around the world,” said Dr. Robert La France, DOMA’s director. “This event and museum rival programs and collections in big cities, but here in Muncie, admission is free and accessible to families.”

The Art in Bloom weekend also provides an opportunity to see the special DOMA exhibition Beyond the Medici: The Haukohl Family Collection, which has been extended to June 29.

Throughout the weekend, visitors can view floral interpretations of five of the museum’s most impressive works of art and then vote for their favorite arrangement. The museum will announce the People's Choice Award on social media Monday, May 20.

Several generous sponsors—including this year’s major sponsor, Ada Rose Design—support this annual museum fundraiser. Proceeds from Art in Bloom sustain the Friends of the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State University Foundation in their mission to fund the museum’s acquisitions, exhibitions, and programs. Visit bsu.edu/doma for more information about the museum and its programs.