Art, like a large scoop of coleslaw, has been known to broaden anyone brave enough to consume it. Get a healthy serving of culture with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $7 for admission for one (up to a $15.95 value)
- $14 for admission for two (up to a $31.90 value)
Children aged 6 and younger receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. Current exhibits include The Art of Storytelling: Lies, Enchantment, Humor & Truth, which celebrates visual narratives by more than 30 artists. Feast ocular orbs on masterworks such as Timmerman Daugherty’s mixed media sculpture The Selkie or artist Chris Roberts-Antieau’s fabric comic Good Intentions Gone Bad.
Student, senior, and military discounted tickets are available but this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Children age 6 and younger are free.
American Visionary Art Museum
The American Visionary Art Museum devotes its space to original work by self-taught artists who honed their craft—often unintentionally—while operating on the outskirts of the formal art world. As temporary exhibitions explore a particular artist or theme in depth, the permanent collection displays thousands of powerful and often whimsical items, such as Wayne Kusy’s Lusitania, a detailed toothpick replica of the doomed vessel, or the haunting Applewood Figure, an emaciated sculpture said to wince whenever someone eats a piece of fruit. The museum spreads its arresting pieces throughout three historical buildings, including the expansive main building, which boasts a reflective mirrored-mosaic exterior and neighbors the Tall Sculpture Barn, an ex-whiskey warehouse fully equipped with 45-foot ceilings for large-scale projects. A wildflower garden—complete with meditation chapel—and a sculpture plaza featuring a 55-foot whirligig beckon visitors to the museum's outdoor space, where envious clouds shape themselves into crude versions of Pietà. Completing any trip, the museum's Sideshow gift shop stuffs shopping bags with an ever-rotating collection of eclectic artwork, jewelry, toys, and more.