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Museum Partners
Through a collaboration with 18 art museums, "ARTiculture" is unlike any Flower Show before!

PHS is proud to partner with more than a dozen museums for "ARTiculture," where art meets horticulture. Visit the websites of these extraordinary places and, if at all possible, visit in person as well! There's no better way to prep for the Flower Show than by immersing yourself in the wonderful world of art.


Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, with extensive works by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Rousseau, Modigliani, Soutine and de Chirico, as well as American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin and Maurice Prendergast, Old Master paintings, important examples of African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles, American paintings and decorative arts and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia.

Brandywine River Museum
The Brandywine River Museum will partner with Stoney Bank Nurseries to create a Flower Show exhibit. The Brandywine River Museum presents American art highlighting the Brandywine region, illustration, and still life in a converted gristmill on the banks of the Brandywine River.  Best known for its collection by three generations of the Wyeth family, the Museum owns and offers public tours of the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, Kuerner Farm, and Andrew Wyeth Studio.  Since 1971, the Museum has presented many fine exhibitions across the full range of its collection.  Today, it builds upon its tradition of excellent programming by developing a program of contemporary art and exploring the connections between art and environment.

Brooklyn Museum
E.P. Henry is partnering with the Brooklyn Museum to create their exhibit.

Fresh Artists
Fresh Artists will partner with Flowers by David to create a Flower Show exhibit.

The Getty
The Getty is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy. Through the work of the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute, it serves both the interested public and a wide range of professional communities. The Getty is based in Los Angeles, California, and welcomes nearly 1.8 million visitors each year to its two locations, the Getty Center, a dramatic hilltop campus designed by architect Richard Meier, and the Getty Villa, a recreation of a first-century Roman Villa.

Grounds for Sculpture
Grounds For Sculpture wil partner with Michael Bruce Florist.  The Grounds for Sculpture, located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a forty-two acre sculpture museum, garden, and arboretum on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Founded by Seward Johnson to promote an understanding and appreciation of contemporary sculpture, GFS has been engaging visitors since 1992. Grounds For Sculpture features more than 270 contemporary sculptures and five galleries with rotating exhibitions. In addition, the park offers workshops for children and adults, concerts, performances, fairs, shopping and fine dining at the Zagat’s-rated Rat’s Restaurant.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will partner with Schaffer Designs to create a Flower Show exhibit. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed landmark architecture and Kandinsky paintings on view at our exhibition, Kandinsky in Paris 1934–1944, will inspire the designers’ installation. Both Frank Lloyd Wright and Kandinsky were inspired by basic organic shapes such as a circles found in nature. Wright’s spiral design recalled a nautilus shell, with continuous spaces flowing freely one into another. Kansinky’s Dominant Curve, 1936 exemplifies the artist’s use of abstract organic shapes.  In his treatise, On the Spiritual in Art, 1911 Kandinsky wrote about the ability to elicit specific responses from viewers of his canvases through the evocative power of carefully chosen and dynamically interrelated colors, shapes, and lines. The inner vision of an artist, he believed, could be translated into a universally accessible statement.

Noguchi Museum 
The Noguchi Museum was founded and designed by Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), one of the most critically acclaimed sculptors of the twentieth century. It was the first museum in America to be established by a living artist in his or her lifetime. Housed in a converted 1920s industrial building in Long Island City, Queens, the Museum is itself considered to be one of the artist’s greatest achievements. In transforming the former photo-engraving plant into a museum, Noguchi helped to pioneer the metamorphosis of the neighborhood into the vibrant arts center that it is today, home to a range of cultural institutions including Socrates Sculpture Park, the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, and Sculpture Center, among others.

North Carolina Museum of Art
The North Carolina Museum of Art’s permanent collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making the institution one of the premier art museums in the South. The Museum’s collection provides educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. The 164-acre Museum Park showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific works of environmental art. The Museum offers changing national touring exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, and concerts. The Museum opened West Building, home to the permanent collection, in 2010. The North Carolina Museum of Art, Lawrence J. Wheeler, director, is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. It is the art museum of the State of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, governor, and an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, Susan Kluttz, secretary.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is America’s first School of Fine Arts and Museum. A recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Arts presented by the President of the United States, PAFA is a recognized leader in Fine Arts education. Nearly every major American artist has taught, studied, or exhibited at PAFA. The institution's world-class collection of American art continues to grow and provides what only a few other art institutions in the world offer: the rare combination of an outstanding Museum and an extraordinary faculty known for its commitment to students and for the stature and quality of its artistic work.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

Collection of the Prince's Palace Monaco
The Collection of the Prince's Palace Monaco will partner with Scape Design (James Basson) to create a Flower Show exhibit.

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery will partner with Robertson's Flowers & Events to create a Flower Show exhibit.

Storm King Art Center
Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for over fifty years. Located one hour north of New York City, Storm King’s 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.  Storm King offers a rich roster of public events free with admission including daily tours, music and family programs. Visitors may walk the grounds, rent adult bicycles, or take the tram.  Storm King Café offers a menu of fresh, locally sourced fare.

Penn Museum
Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) has conducted more than 300 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three gallery floors feature art and artifacts from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan and Israel, Mexico and Central America, Asia, and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as from native peoples of North America and Africa. Amenities include outdoor gardens, two shops, and the Pepper Mill Café. With an active exhibition schedule, a membership program, and educational programs for children and adults, the Penn Museum invites the public to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.

Wayne Art Center
The Wayne Art Center will partner with the Men's Garden Club of Philadelphia to create a Flower Show exhibit. Established in 1930 as the first art center on the Main Line, the Wayne Art Center provides instruction in the fine arts, contemporary craft, culinary arts, music and drama.  Wayne Art Center enrolls over 5000 students in nearly 600 classes, workshop, lectures and professional development opportunities annually. Showcasing the work of local to international artists, the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries present nearly 20 exhibitions throughout the year.  The adjoining Gallery Shop provides a venue for artists to sell their work and a place where buyers can purchase unique crafts.

Woodmere Art Museum
Housed in a 19th-century stone Victorian mansion on six acres in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Woodmere first opened its doors to the public in 1940. The building, grounds and the nucleus of the Permanent Collection are the benefactions of Charles Knox Smith (1845 – 1916) who wished “to awaken the spirit of, the appreciation of, and the knowledge of art… in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding territory.” Today, the Permanent Collection consists of more than 3,000 works of art, celebrating the art and artists of Philadelphia.

Also exhibiting:

Steve Tobin and the West Collection

Andy Warhol Flowers Series from the Bank of America Collection

List confirmed as of 01/13/2014

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