When flowers across New Orleans begin to stretch their petals outward, it must be time for Art in Bloom. A joint project by the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Garden Study Club of New On the CoverOrleans, this year’s theme is: “Merci Bien: A Bouquet of Thanks” – a thank-you to the many people and organizations around the country and the world that have aided in New Orleans’ recovery. Chairwomen Dana Hansel and Anne Redd, vice president of the Garden Study Club, Susu Stall and director of NOMA, E. John Bullard, are sure to see to it that this year, Art in Bloom’s 20th anniversary, will be sure to wow and delight April 2-6 at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

One special touch is an original mixed media piece by George Rodrigue depicting his famous Blue Dog amid a sea of flowers. This special piece will be auctioned off at the Patron and Preview Party, Wednesday, April 2.   

The main event takes place the next day, Thursday, April 3, with two lectures, given by Dorothy McDaniel and Ian Prosser, and a luncheon complete with Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show following.

For information and tickets, call 658-4121 or visitwww.noma.org/AIBtickets.html

Photographed by Greg Miles
Photographed at Urban Earth

Many thanks to George Rodrigue and to James Clawson, Roland Montealegre and all the staff at Urban Earth.