Friday, May 16, 2014


Imagine my joy when, after missing the Boston Museum of Fine Arts wonderful "Art in Bloom" display of floral arrangements being inspired by paintings, discovering I was at the New Britain Museum of American Art for their "Bubbles and Blooms" celebration.  Area garden clubs use a painting or sculpture at the museum for inspiration to create a floral arrangement.  Blink and you've missed it as the flowers have an expiration date!  It's well worth marking your calendar so you don't miss it next year.

Don't dismay, there is still lots to see at the New Britain Museum, like James Prosek's Wondrous Strange art exhibit of fantastical animals, flounders to zebras until June 8. A recent trip to Africa inspired his latest nature art series. Sign up for a special art class. Examine the comic book covers.  Stroll through the permanent exhibits and explore the special ones, like a room full of typewriters. and another of miniatures.  See what's hanging (looks like a flying fish to me) where the wall of colorful cups used to be.  See Rashmi's adorable beaded doll earrings and necklaces in the gift shop.  Stay for lunch on the patio.

Plan a wonderful day at this neat and exciting art space.  Be sure to say hi to the stalwart guard at the door.

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