Virtual Art Alive 2020

The galleries may be closed, but The San Diego Museum of Art invites you to celebrate Art Alive from the comfort of your home with Virtual Art Alive 2020. 

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Virtual Art Alive (April 24-26, 2020) featured an online exhibition of works inspired by the Museum’s permanent collection and created by floral designers using items from home. It also included:

Floral Interpretations

Leading up to Virtual Art Alive weekend April 24-26, we are sharing past floral designs of SDMA’s significant collection and interesting stories about works that feature flowers. Join in on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

The floral interpretations are now live! Please view First Floor Galleries and Second Floor Galleries. Thank you to our wonderful floral designers for Virtual Art Alive! We invite followers to post their own “floral” interpretations to join creations by this year’s Art Alive floral designers.


Behind the Scenes and Fun Facts

Take a virtual flower-themed tour and walk down memory lane as we go behind the scenes of Art Alive. Stay tuned to SDMA social media for memories and images from the past 38 years of Art Alive.


Bloom Bash

Join us online on Friday, April 24, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. for a live DJ jam on Instagram Live! Get your outfits and your cocktails ready!

Get exclusive recipes, share a picture in your finest floral attire for a chance to win dual membership, and see all the ways you can make Bloom Bash 2020 come alive.


Flower Arranging Mini-Workshop with Native Poppy

Join the owners of Native Poppy for an online flower arranging mini-workshop on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. on Instagram and Facebook. Learn pro tips and tricks on how to turn a wrap of flowers into an artful arrangement in a vase!

Get ready with the right supplies:

Want fresh flowers or supplies delivered? Native Poppy is currently delivering throughout San Diego County Wednesdays through Sundays. Be sure to order at least one day in advance (though two days is recommended), so you have flowers and supplies ready for the event on Saturday. See the full Native Poppy flower menu.


Garden of Activities

Enjoy hands-on flower fun for all ages on Sunday, April 26, 2020. The Garden of Activities 2020 activity worksheet is now available. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook with our educator, Nicole, on the 26th at noon. Nicole will be available to answer questions, offer suggestions, and give helpful tips from noon – 1:00 p.m.

Art Alive provides critical financial support for the Museum’s public programs, education, community outreach, and exhibitions. Please donate today to show your support for SDMA