Art, like a large scoop of coleslaw, has been known to broaden anyone brave enough to consume it. Get a healthy serving of culture with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $7 for admission for one (up to a $15.95 value)
- $13 for admission for two (up to a $31.90 value)<p>
Children aged 6 and younger receive free admission when accompanied by an adult.<p>
Current exhibits include All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeball and Karma, which celebrates circularity with more than 70 original creations. Feast ocular orbs on masterworks such as Scott Weaver’s kinetic sculpture Rolling Through The Bay, composed of 100,000 toothpicks, or artist Adolf Wölfli’s mandala-style works.<p>
Patrons may also scope the 14th annual Groupon-sponsored Kinetic Sculpture Race if visiting on Saturday, May 5. Here, spectators watch imaginative engineers race human-powered works of art through land, mud, and harbor waters.<p>
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, the haunting Applewood Figure, or the World's First Family of Robots by DeVon Smith. 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.