Like a mirror, art reflects the beauty of the world around us, reveals who we truly are, and, when broken, brings seven years of bad luck. Tread softly through a funhouse of art-mirrors with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a one-year dual/family membership for up to four people at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (a $100 value), located on Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Called a "splendid showcase for its wide-ranging collection of American art" by Frommer's, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art boasts more than 300,000 pieces in its artistic arsenal of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures that break from Hollywood tradition by staying dead at night. Exhibitions are displayed on a rotating basis and include the ongoing The First 50 Years, which will commemorate the museum's first half-century as an authoritative art stockpiler, and the Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision, which rolls into town on February 26 to celebrate the iconic landscape paintings of such visionaries as Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Cole, and Asher B. Durand.
The dual/family membership also gets you access to exclusive members-only exhibition previews and discounts on lectures, workshops, and museum-store merchandise. You'll also receive a complimentary subscription to the museum's award-winning magazine, Program, as well as reciprocal admission and store discounts at hundreds of participating museums in North America and beyond.
Purchasers of this Groupon may attend an exclusive members preview reception for "The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision" exhibition at the museum on Friday, Feb. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Frommer's very highly recommends the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. WFA A-List ranked the museum among its top five in 2009. Seven Yelpers give it a perfect five-star average and five TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes:
- If you like the art of Frederick Remington or C.M. Russell, you MUST make the pilgrimage to the Amon Carter Museum - they have the best collection! – Linda P., Yelp, 4/26/10
- It's a pretty important collection nationally and they own the estates of several photographer [sic], like, Eliot Porter, Karl Struss and Nell Dorr. It was impressive. – lillypondDallas, TripAdvisor