Philly Flower Show brings art canvases to life

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 28, 2014 at 8:47 am •  Published: February 28, 2014
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Other exhibits take inspiration from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new "Treasures from Korea" exhibit; the Wyeth family collection at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa.; and outdoor aspects of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Rarely seen prints from Andy Warhol's "Flowers" series, from the Bank of America Collection, will also be displayed.

Billed as the world's largest indoor flower show, the Philadelphia Flower Show dates back to 1829. It also includes plant judging, a butterfly garden, interactive exhibits and craft workshops.

Attendance will be carefully watched after last year's ticket sales fell 17 percent from 2012. Organizers said many groups canceled due to overhyped weather forecasts for snow, which never materialized. About 270,000 visitors came to the show in 2012.

Becher said Thursday that ticket sales were trending 30 percent ahead of last year.

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If You Go...

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW: Opens Saturday and runs through March 9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia. General admission tickets range from $15 for children to up to $32 for adults, depending on the day and point of purchase; VIP packages are available. Details and hours can be found at http://www.theflowershow.com .

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