Subtlety is a hallmark of brilliant art, whether it's the hint of a smile on the Mona Lisa or the cow on a motorcycle in the background of American Gothic. Dive into the details with this Groupon.
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- $5 for holiday art fair entry for two (a $10 value)
- $9 for holiday art fair entry for four (a $20 value)
The 42nd annual Holiday Art Fair, which runs from November 16–18, unfolds at MMoCA and Overture Center of the Arts. Visitors can peruse 80 booths stocked with art, fine crafts, and gourmet foods, browse the Rediscovered Art & Treasures Sale, and bid at the silent auction, all to the sights and sounds of live entertainment. For more information and fair hours, see the event page.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
A 7,100-square-foot sculpture garden is only the tip of the iceberg at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. In fact, the garden is also the tip of the museum—it’s on the facility’s roof. Designed by Cesar Pelli, the sprawling building encompasses an eclectic array of modern works, including a 5,000-item permanent collection that incorporates pieces ranging from Frida Kahlo’s works to John Coplans’ black-and-white self portrait, which shows only his feet.
A rotating lineup of temporary exhibits complements the permanent core, and a regular event schedule features films, talks, and performance by masters of their craft. Visitors can browse art books and craft jewelry in the museum store, where all purchases support artists and designers more simply than training to become a muse.