Art can portray the world's most complex subjects: the passion of love, the horrors of war, and the despair of fruit waiting to be eaten. Hold a mirror to nature with this Groupon.
$40 for a One-Year Family Membership and Two Tickets to a "B scene" Event (Up to $104 Value)
Memberships include free admission, invitations to members-only tours and exhibition previews, reciprocal membership privileges at participating university museums nationwide, and discounted classes and shop and café purchases. Family memberships cover two adults who live at the same address plus all the children 17 and younger in a household.
Buyers of this Groupon also receive two tickets to any upcoming "B scene." At the next event on June 21, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, members can snack on light bites and visit the cash bar as local band Bobby Jealousy plays music in the atrium. Revelers will have late-night access to the galleries, including the new contemporary exhibition Lifelike. Membership must be activated by October 23.
The Blanton Museum of Art
When Archer M. Huntington donated 4,000 acres of land to The University of Texas at Austin, it was no surprise that the husband to renowned sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington stipulated it be used to support an art museum. Today, The Blanton Museum of Art—named Best Museum in the Austin Chronicle's 2012 Best of Austin Readers' Poll—honors Archer's request by providing access to more than 17,000 works and a variety of rotating exhibitions. The museum's collection of prints, paintings, and sculptures comprises more than 4,000 pieces from America and 1,800 from Latin America, and it even includes the Suida-Manning Collection—a group of 230 paintings and 400 drawings by Baroque and Renaissance masters that was much sought after by other museums, according to Frommer's. With these pieces as backdrop, the museum hosts Third Thursday events such as artist talks and Yoga in the Galleries, the latter of which finds instructors twisting sculptures into poses that will be easier on their spines.