Art Alive 2012


Opening Celebration April 12, 2012 | Exhibition April 13-15, 2012

Springtime in San Diego can only mean one thing — Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art. Each year floral designers are invited into the galleries to interpret some of the greatest art in San Diego’s collection. Masterpieces from world-renowned artists such as El Greco, Degas, Monet, and Renior can be seen side by side their floral doubles.

The Museum celebrates these four floral-filled days with a host of special events. Art Alive kicks off on Thursday evening with an Opening Celebration featuring a sneak peek at the flowers and tastes from several of San Diego’s top restaurants. Friday night, the Museum and guests radiate at Flowers After Hours, an enhanced evening experience. As the DJ spins, guests will dance the night away, sip on captivating cocktails, taste tantalizing treats and participate in art-making activities. Saturday and Sunday, experience a garden of projects for children and families to enjoy together at the Garden of Activities. Activities will include creating flower arrangements from art materials, reading nature-inspired stories in the children’s reading area, building a paper garden on the walls, and participating in a Museum-wide, flower-related search and find activity.

Art Alive has been a San Diego tradition for the past 30 years; bringing more than 12,000 visitors through the galleries each spring. It is the Museum’s signature fundraiser, providing critical support for the permanent collection.

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