Art holds up a mirror to society, letting people see the richness of their culture or their forefathers' obsession with fruit bowls. Glimpse artistic evolution with this Groupon.
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- $14 for admission for two (up to a $28 value)
- $26 for admission for four (up to a $56 value)
Explore current exhibitions such as Wari: Pre-Inca Lords Of Peru, which showcases textiles, ceramics, and ornaments from 600 to 1000 CE. Seniors and military personnel are regularly admitted for $9, children aged 6–17 are regularly $7, college students are regularly $5, and children aged 5 and younger are free.
Image 2: Tapestry-Woven Tunic with Sacrificer-Related Figure, 600–1000 Camelid fiber and cotton Peru, Wari style Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland, Collected by Hans Theodor Cron (1921–1964) IVc23577 [Cat. no. 116] © Museum der Kulturen, Basel © Photo after Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, Nueva Corónica y Buen Gobierno, ed. F. Pease (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1993). Image 3: Tie-Dyed Tunic, 600–1000 Camelid fiber Peru, Wari style The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Arthur M. Bullowa 1980 1980.564.2 [Cat. no. 133] © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image 4: Tapestry-Woven Four-Cornered Hat with Geometric Motifs, 600–1000 Camelid fiber and cotton Peru, Wari style The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of George D. Pratt, 1933 33.149.101 [Cat. no. 145] © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale has come a long way since its original 1958 incarnation as the Junior League's Fort Lauderdale Art Center, housed in a former hardware store. A fire in 1967 prompted the center to relocate to a temporary home in a former annex to what is now Nova Southeastern University—an institution with which the museum would later forge an intellectual and cross-disciplinary association. The museum as patrons know it today was designed by American architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and opened to the public in 1986. Within its bright-white exterior—with color apparently overflowing from its top, dripping down across the sides—stands a permanent collection of more than 6,000 pieces, including a significant body of work by early-20th-century American painter William Glackens. Other art in residence includes Picasso ceramics, creations of the northern European COBRA movement, and works from more than 90 contemporary Cuban artists in exile around the world.
After exploring the varying aesthetics of temporary exhibitions, guests can grab a bite to eat and question what makes a sandwich “art” in the café area of the Books & Books store. Adults and kids dive deeper into art via gallery talks, storytelling, and hands-on activities, as well as art-academy classes taught by locally and nationally renowned artists.