Art In Bloom, presented by PNC

The NCMA’s fundraising festival of art and flowers

This popular event takes place March 15–19, 2023. A perennial favorite among visitors, Art in Bloom displays the stunning creativity of floral designers who interpret works of art in the Museum collection.

Proceeds from Art in Bloom support Museum programming and exhibitions and benefit the NCMA Foundation, Inc.

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On sale to members Wednesday, January 18, 10 am
On sale to nonmembers Wednesday, February 1, 10 am

  • $30 Members
  • $33 Nonmembers
  • Free for children 6 and under

Limited capacity

Related events ticketed separately. Additional fees are charged for select workshops, presentations, and other events.

  • Wednesday, March 15, 9:30 am–4 pm (doors close 5:30 pm)
  • Thursday, March 16, 9:30 am–5 pm (doors close 6:30 pm)
  • Friday, March 17, 11 am–8 pm (doors close 9:30 pm)
  • Saturday, March 18, 9:30 am–8 pm (doors close at 9:30 pm)
  • Sunday, March 19, 9:30 am–5 pm (doors close 6:30 pm)

During the five days of Art in Bloom, the Museum’s West Building operates on a special schedule. East Building galleries are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Michael Richards: Are You Down? in East Building will be on view and free to the public during this time.

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Arte en flor, presentada por PNC

El festival de arte y flores del NCMA para recaudar fondos

Este popular evento se realizará del 15 al 19 de marzo de 2023. Art in Bloom, el favorito permanente de todos los visitantes, muestra la asombrosa creatividad de los diseñadores florales que interpretan obras de arte de la colección del museo.

Los fondos recaudados de Art in Bloom (Arte en flor) apoyan los programas y las exhibiciones del museo y ayudan a la NCMA Foundation, Inc.


¡Hágase miembro hoy y disfrute de ahorros especiales!
Conozca más sobre los beneficios de la membresía, que incluyen entradas gratuitas a las exposiciones.


A la venta para miembros: miércoles 18 de enero, 10 a. m.
A la venta para no miembros: miércoles 1 de febrero, 10 a. m.

Miembros $30
No miembros $33
Gratis para niños menores de 6 años

Capacidad limitada

Las entradas para eventos relacionados se venden por separado. Se cobran cargos adicionales para talleres, presentaciones y otros eventos específicos.


Miércoles 15 de marzo, de 9:30 a. m. a 4 p. m. (las puertas se cierran a las 5:30 p. m.)
Jueves 16 de marzo, de 9:30 a. m. a 5 p. m. (las puertas se cierran a las 6:30 p. m.)
Viernes 17 de marzo, de 11 a. m. a 8 p. m. (las puertas se cierran a las 9:30 p. m.)
Sábado 18 de marzo, de 9:30 a. m. a 8 p. m. (las puertas se cierran a las 9:30 p. m.)
Domingo 19 de marzo, de 9:30 a. m. a 5 p. m. (las puertas se cierran a las 6:30 p. m.)

Durante los cinco días de Art in Bloom, el Edificio Oeste del museo tiene un programa especial. Las galerías del Edificio Este abren de miércoles a domingos, de 10 a. m. a 5 p. m. Michael Richards: Are You Down? en el Edificio Este estará en exposición sin cargo para el público durante este período.

Patrocinador presentador

The Museum aims to create a welcoming environment for all visitors by providing the widest possible access to our building.

  • Accessible Hour: Friday, March 17, 10–11 am

If you have questions about accessibility needs or tickets, please contact Molly Hull.

Live Music Daily

West Building
FREE with Art in Bloom ticket

Wednesday, March 15, 3–5 pm
Thursday, March 16, 3–5 pm
Monica (Hyebin) Song—French, Japanese, and original compositions on piano
Song is an award-winning pianist who has performed throughout the US and abroad. She has also appeared as a piano soloist with many orchestras, including several in St. Louis. She works at Duke University as a chorale accompanist and departmental pianist and as a pianist/piano faculty at Meredith College and Community School of Music.

Friday, March 17, 6–8 pm
Smitha Prasad—Carnatic music of South India
Carnatic classical vocalist Prasad again graces us with a presentation of compositions and improvisations with traditional instrumental accompaniment in one of the two main classical music traditions of India.

Saturday, March 18, 6–8 pm
Sunday, March 19, 3–5 pm
Sayeh Ensemble—Persian Classical and Sufi music
Established in Boston in 2010, Sayeh Ensemble performs at Art in Bloom during the Persian Naw Ruz (New Year) weekend. Sayeh’s mission is to introduce the profound and elegant beauty of Persian music to both Iranian and non-Iranian audiences. For these performances Sayeh celebrates Sufi spirituality and the important role of women in this tradition.

West Building
Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 9:30 am–5 pm
Friday, 10:30 am–8 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am–8 pm

Classic British tea menu featuring an artful collection of savories, tea sandwiches, and floral-inspired dessert pastries. Floral-inspired cocktails available for purchase. By reservation only.

Art in Bloom Cart
West Building, front courtyard, weather permitting
Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 9:30 am–4 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10:30 am–4 pm

Coffee and hot drinks, pastries, frozen treats.

East Café
East Building, Level C
Wednesday–Sunday, 10 am–4 pm

Floral-inspired barista-crafted coffee beverages, sandwiches, salads, made-to-order items from the grill, cold drinks, wine, beer, and floral-inspired cocktails. Indoor and patio seating.

Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, 6–9 pm
Art in Bloom Chef's Table, an elevated and interactive small-plates food and wine pairing. By reservation only.

Museum Store
West Building
Opens at 9:30 am Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Opens at 11 am Friday

We are excited to welcome you back for another traditional retail experience featuring classic floral-inspired gifts such as candles, puzzles, scarves, and artwork, as well as a selection of artful merchandise from new artists and artisans. Enjoy this opportunity to take a memento from Art in Bloom 2023 home with you. Please contact help@ncartmuseum.org with any questions or needs.

Daily, 2–4 pm

Volunteer gardeners are located throughout the galleries to answer questions about the flowers. Have a question or want to engage in conversation? Look for their white Ask Me badges to learn more.

Parking is available on the NCMA campus. During this popular event, visitors are encouraged to carpool or take public transportation via bus route 27. Information about the bus is available on GoRaleigh’s website. The NCMA is also home to a Cardinal Bikeshare station.

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