Art is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by provocative and powerful art with today's Groupon, which nets you membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. You must activate the membership by December 31. Choose between the following two options:
- For $25, you get one individual membership to the museum (a $50 value)
- For $30, you get one family membership to the museum, which includes admission for two adults plus two one-time guest passes OR two adults and their children or grandchildren under 18 years of age (a $75 value)
Six floors stocked with eye-popping paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs stimulate multimedia rubberneckers at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Upon admission, feel free to get intimate with every stroke, pose, and eternal stare in the close to 800-piece permanent display, which includes works by modern maestros such as Hans Hofmann, Joan Mitchell, James Rosenquist, and Robert Rauschenberg. Exclusive invitations to upcoming lectures, events, and special exhibitions will decorate members' various mail receptacles, and a free subscription to museum magazine Forma will be hand-delivered by a tap-dancing pterodactyl.
Now stationed in the historic Western Union Telegraph Building, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville has lavished visual stimulation on local retinas in various forms since 1924. The sleek, airy space houses five changing exhibition galleries, the ArtExplorum Loft children's interactive center, education studios, an auditorium, and a museum shop, where members are rewarded with a 10% discount.
Closed on Mondays.
- This is a small art museum but full of amazing and interesting pieces. If you are a lover of modern art then you will really enjoy your time here. – threeshinyjs, TripAdvisor
- This is a great modern art museum for our city and if you're visiting from out of town it's definitely something you should check out. – Cari S., Yelp
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
Known locally as MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville boasts a collection of almost 800 works of art in media ranging from paintings and prints to sculpture and photography, spanning the decades from 1960 to the present. Members of MOCA enjoy free admission to the museum as well as previews of temporary exhibitions and special promotions from interest groups, and more than 200 North American museums reciprocate benefits, offering members free admission and teaching them their unique secret handshakes. The curators of the museum harness their artistic expertise to help educate kids on the pros and cons of finger-painting on dogs, and infuse local classrooms with art-education programs with the help of a long list of volunteers and docents.