As a concept, the Wadsworth Atheneum's annual spring fundraiser, Fine Art & Flowers, has a great thing going: invite area florists, garden clubs and designers to create actual floral representations based on the museum's extensive collection. In practice, it's also fun; there's a farm-to-table dinner on April 19, hosted by NPR's Faith Middleton and New York floral designer Sarah Ryhanen; a garden talk by Mar Jennings in Aetna Theater on April 20; and a jazz brunch in the museum cafe on April 21. Throughout the weekend, you can take a docent-led tour of the Atheneum's stunning Caravaggio exhibit.
32nd Annual Fine Art & Flowers
April 19-21, $3-$13, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford, (860) 838-4100, thewadsworth.org/flowers.