From May 2 though 6, the San Diego Museum of Art opens its doors to over 100 world-renowned and up-and-coming floral designers for the 20th anniversary of Art Alive. The entire community is invited to celebrate as Art Alive once again kicks off Balboa Parks Buds n Blooms month, a floral extravaganza showcasing the horticultural wonders of the Park.
This year’s Art Alive festivities include luncheons, insightful lectures and demonstrations, and a special tea and informal modeling of Tiffany & Co. jewelry. The popular Art Alive shop also returns this year with an exciting selection of floral and garden inspired gifts.
The theme for Art Alive 2001 is inspired by one of the most famous works of Spanish art in the United States, Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber by seventeenth-century Spanish painter, Juan Sánchez Cotán. This masterpiece from the Museum’s permanent collection is one of a small number of documented still-life paintings by Cotán.
Art Alive 2001 is going to be better than ever with its return to the newly remodeled Museum. Neiman Marcus will be joining Art Alive as the floral designer of the restored John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda. Lora Lemus, assistant manager of the Fashion Valley store, and her team of designers will create floral décor with colors inspired by Spain.
The Gala Opening Night Preview takes place on May 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The gala features a special preview of the floral creations, Spanish tapas, a dinner buffet, flamenco music, a sangria bar, and dancing to The Heroes.
The San Diego Museum of Art invites everyone to experience one of San Diego’s spring traditions with this beautiful celebration of art and flowers. All proceeds from Art Alive 2001 benefit the Museum in its educational programming and on-going conservation of the collections.