red and pink flower tapestry

Tapestry Weave, 203.2 x 233.7 cm (80 x 92 in.). Gift of Mark Adams and Beth van Hoesen honoring Anna Bennett, her husband Ralph, and the volunteers who saved the museums' tapestry collection, 1992.34. © The Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Trust. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Bouquets to Art 2022

Our annual display of artwork-inspired floral installations is back in the galleries this year, celebrating the summer season with a new palette of fresh flowers. Now in its 38th year, Bouquets to Art offers new ways of engaging with the permanent collection. Stroll through the de Young this June and you’re sure to find inspiration in every corner.

While the galleries are blooming, don’t miss the festive Opening Night, as well as the luxury raffle, and elegant luncheons throughout the week. Head home with a fresh arrangement from the flower cart and take part in engaging lectures with renowned designers and authors, including:

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2 pm: Remco van Vliet, third-generation Dutch Master Florist and celebrated creative force behind the colossal arrangements at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Wednesday, June 8, 10 am: Lauren Palmor, assistant curator of American art and author of Bouquets of Art: A Flower Dictionary from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Book signing immediately following the presentation.
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2 pm: Gregor Lersch, world-renowned Master Florist, prolific author, and celebrated teacher.
  • Thursday, June 9, 5 pm: Justina Blakeney, best-selling author, artist, designer, and founder of Jungalow. Book signing immediately following the presentation.

Proceeds from Bouquets to Art help underwrite exhibitions, conservation projects, and education programs at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Kindly note that all on-site events are subject to change or cancellation in accordance with city, county, and state health guidelines. We have extensive COVID-19 safety measures in place to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our visitors and staff. Please review our guidelines for more on what to expect when you’re at the museum.

We are committed to offering services that make our collections, exhibitions, and programs accessible to all visitors. Learn more about accessibility at the Museums. To request accessibility accommodations for you or your family during Bouquets to Art, please contact by Monday, May 16, 2022.

Please be aware of strong fragrance from the flowers while at the museum during Bouquets to Art.


pink and red flowers with long stems hanging against three blue panels in front of a pink wall


Grand Patron

Diane B. Wilsey

Honorary Opening Night Chair

Lorna Meyer Calas

Bouquets to Art Co-Chairs

Patty McCrary
Nina Ward

Presenting Sponsor

First Republic Bank logo
Williams Sonoma logo

Lead Sponsor

Price Simms Family Dealerships logo

Native Bear Consulting

Generous Support

Dodge & Cox

Additional Support provided by Sloat Garden Center.

Programs are supported by Sandra Patterson (Mrs. Wilcox), Marcia Forman, the San Francisco, Belvedere-Tiburon, East Bay, Hillsborough, and Ross Auxiliaries of the Fine Arts Museums.

In-Kind Support

Barrio, California Academy of Sciences, Canyon Ranch, The Caviar Co., Cypress Inn, Eden Rift Vineyards, Empress by Boon, Ferrari-Carano Winery, Filoli, The Foster, Hotel Healdsburg, JCB Collection, Junipero Gin, Landmark Vineyards, Molekule, Okane, Quail and Condor, San Francisco Opera Association, San Francisco Symphony, SFJazz, Sosie Wines, Specialized Aviation Inc., Stargazer Barn, Sutro Wine Co., Timothy Adams Chocolate, Truett Hurst Winery, Tsunami Panhandle, The Vagabond's House Inn

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