Old masters rewarded observant art critics by hiding things in their paintings, such as discreet self-portraits and lewd caricatures of the queen. Redeem art history with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $9 for Hot Shop admission for two (up to a $17.90 value)
- $16 for Hot Shop admission for four (up to a $35.80 value)
- $15 for Hot Shop admission for a family of two kids and two adults (up to a $27.80 value)
Inside the Hot Shop, visitors can observe resident glass artists gather molten glass from the furnace, work glass onto a puntil pipe, and cool down the piece in an annealing kiln. Guests also can watch gaffers blow glass as an their artistic and unique visions are narrated and explained in Morgan Freeman's voice.
This deal also grants access to the Morean Arts Center's permanent and temporary exhibits. The Functional/Dysfunctional exhibit, which runs from Saturday, January 12, to Sunday, February 24, displays artwork crafted by ceramic artists culled from all corners of the United States. Two jurors judge the functional and sculptural work and eventually award cash prizes to the three most compelling pieces.
Morean Arts Center
The Morean Arts Center connects visitors with multiple forms of modern art, welcoming them to explore galleries, a glass studio, and a clay center, all of which host classes, exhibits, events, and retail opportunities. The center was founded in 1917 and has served as the community's art center ever since. The Chihuly Collection showcases a permanent exhibition of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly's installations. His magnificent bright forms, many of which are inspired by nature, spiral toward the ceiling, housed in a 10,000-square-foot structure designed by award-winning architect Alberto Alfonso. A visit to the Glass Studio and Hot Shop immerses guests in the creation of glass works, as artists manipulate molten glass into vibrant orbs and vases. At the Morean Center for Clay visitors can view amazing works of art in the gallery and watch artists work during classes and open-studio time. The center also operates as a retail venue, where customers can purchase local and regional art.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Incredible demo, was so awesome to see how the great glass products are made.”
“the Art center was ok, nice displays, not very large... but the glass blowing demonstration was very good. enjoyed the activity. ”
“Cute art center showcasing local talent. ”
Morean Arts Center, Glass Studio & Hot Shop
719 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701Get Directions