$7 for One Admission to the American Visionary Art Museum (Up to $15.95 Value)

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  • Museum for self-taught artists
  • Fun, whimsical art
  • Historic facilities

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Promotional value expires Sep 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Limit 5 per visit. Not valid for special events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Art, like a large scoop of coleslaw, has been known to broaden anyone brave enough to consume it. Today's Groupon gets you a healthy serving of culture: for $7, you get admission to the American Visionary Art Museum (up to a $15.95 value). Children six and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult or a convincing fake mustache.

The American Visionary Art Museum displays a collection of original work by self-taught artists who honed their craft while operating on the outskirts of the formal art world. Study the permanent collection’s thousands of powerful and often whimsical items such as Wayne Kusy’s Lusitania, a detailed toothpick replica of the doomed vessel, or the haunting Applewood Figure, an emaciated sculpture said to wince whenever someone eats a piece of fruit. The museum also houses temporary exhibitions that explore in depth a particular artist or theme. “What Makes Us Smile?” searches for the roots of artistic humor by investigating MAD Magazine, displaying irreverent toy dioramas, and counting the rings of a petrified whoopee cushion.

The arresting art at the American Visionary Art Museum is spread over three historic buildings, including the expansive main building, which boasts a reflective mirrored mosaic exterior and neighbors the Tall Sculpture Barn, an ex-whiskey warehouse fully equipped with 45-foot ceilings for large-scale projects. A wildflower garden (complete with meditation chapel) and sculpture plaza featuring a 55-foot whirligig beckon visitors to the museum's outdoor space. Completing any trip, the museum's Sideshow gift shop stuffs shopping bags with an ever-rotating collection of eclectic artwork, jewelry, toys, and more.

American Visionary Art Museum

The American Visionary Art Museum devotes its space to original work by self-taught artists who honed their craft—often unintentionally—while operating on the outskirts of the formal art world. As temporary exhibitions explore a particular artist or theme in depth, the permanent collection displays thousands of powerful and often whimsical items, such as Andrew Logan's mirror-winged Black Icarus, or the haunting Applewood Figure, an emaciated sculpture said to wince whenever someone eats a piece of fruit. The museum spreads its arresting pieces throughout three historical buildings, including the expansive main building, which boasts a reflective mirrored-mosaic exterior and neighbors the Tall Sculpture Barn, an ex-whiskey warehouse fully equipped with 45-foot ceilings for large-scale projects. A wildflower garden—complete with meditation chapel—and a sculpture plaza featuring a 55-foot whirligig beckon visitors to the museum's outdoor space, where envious clouds shape themselves into crude versions of Pietà. Completing any trip, the museum's Sideshow gift shop stuffs shopping bags with an ever-rotating collection of eclectic artwork, jewelry, toys, and more.

Customer Reviews

My kids found it very cool too
Rachel M. · July 19, 2016
Just enjoy it all. From top to bottom, gift shop and restaurant included. It is truly visionary.
Julia G. · August 5, 2015
Must see incredible exhibition my granddaughter and I had a wonderful time and she is teenager
Lyuda S. · July 28, 2015
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