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Floral Reflections: Ikebana at the Pabst Mansion + Ikebana Evening

May 10 May 12

The Pabst Mansion has partnered with the Milwaukee chapter of Ikebana International to synthesize the beauty of the Mansion and the art of Japanese floral arrangements. Over twenty ikebana displays will be positioned throughout the historic home to express the symbolic qualities of each floral element while also drawing upon the aesthetic, history and design of the Pabst Mansion. By interpreting the past, present and that which flows between through these meditative floral compositions, visitors are invited to reflect not only on this home and the family that once inhabited it, but also their own connections to the wider space and place around them.

Live ikebana demonstrations every day at 11am
Live calligraphy demonstration Sunday, May 12 at 12pm


MAY 10, 5-7pm

Tour Floral Reflections: Ikebana at the Pabst Mansion the evening of Friday, May 10 to immerse yourself in flowery splendor. This special evening tour invites guests to take in the Japanese floral exhibition, which includes over twenty ikebana displays positioned throughout the historic home in the spaces which inspired their design, while enjoying live music and floral-inspired cocktails.

Be transported by both sights and sounds from 5:30pm-6:30pm when Tokiko Kimura of the Ikura School plays her koto, the plucked half-tube zither that is the national instrument of Japan.


All tours are self-guided, there will be both Pabst Mansion docents and ikebana artists present for each tour.

Pabst Mansion

2000 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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