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Pierre Bonnard, Garden, ca. 1935, Oil on canvas

I am done with Winter. Turning my calendar to March, while there’s still snow on the ground ? No thank you.

Spring fever has me itching to throw open my apartment windows, and let the fresh air in—to escape the frigid Wisconsin weather, and bleak grey scenery, and take a walk through Bonnard’s colorful Garden. For now, I’ll have to make-do with fresh flowers and Rifle Paper Co.’s beautiful blooms. When Spring finally decides to roll around, I’ll be checking these warm weather cravings off my to-do list:

  • A visit to my favorite annual event at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Art in Bloom, a tribute to art and flowers, March 27th to 30th.
  • Smitten Kitchen’s Spring Panzanella, a delicious twist on classic panzanella (and who doesn’t love bread salad?)
  • An afternoon at Estebrook Beer Garden with the husband, and run around the neighboring dog park with Auggie Doggie (who is bouncing off the walls this Winter).

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Art in Bloom

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s annual event, Art in Bloom: A Tribute to Art and Flowers, April 11-14, 2013, features stunning floral arrangements, created by local designers, paired with works from the museum’s collection. This event has become a favorite of mine over the years, and is certainly a welcome breath of spring this year, after a full week of rain.  I tend to gravitate toward the arrangements which subtly mirror their counterparts, and this year’s arrangements did not disappoint—many of the artfully arranged blooms, graceful studies of color and emotion, rather than direct imitations of composition. [all photos by Michael Brown]

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

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Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old ModernArt in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old ModernArt in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

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