Behind the Scenes at Bouquets to Art
Have you ever wondered how Bouquets to Art started and became one of the most popular events at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco? Have you ever marveled at the floral designs and the floral artists who created them, and admired the materials used? This talk will reveal what goes on behind-the-scenes to make this highly successful event happen each year. The speaker will show works of art in the museum’s collection and explain how floral artists have interpreted them in their designs. Now, in its 38th year, find out what’s in store for Bouquets to Art 2022!
Our guide for this exploration will be Maureen Murray Fox. Maureen received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis. She spent more than thirty years working for IBM in sales and management, including as Branch Manager of the San Francisco Downtown Office.
To add balance to her life Maureen got involved with the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, which organizes the annual Bouquets to Art event. After retiring from IBM, Maureen decided to deepen her connection to the Museums and learn more about art by training to be a docent. This talk will draw upon her experience with the Museums’ permanent art collection, and with the artistic expression by floral designers who interpret the artworks in flowers.