Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon: a one-year membership to the Birmingham Museum of Art. Choose from two options:
- $25 one-year individual membership (a $50 value)
- $35 one-year family membership (a $70 value)
Though admission to the Birmingham Museum of Art's permanent collection is always free, admission to special blockbuster exhibitions may not be. Membership includes one free pass to any ticketed exhibition (family membership includes two passes), special rates on museum classes, invitations to members-only special events, discounts in the museum store, and a slew of other art-enhancing benefits.
The Birmingham Museum of Art tickles optical nerves with more than 24,000 works spanning more than 4,000 years and an array of cultures. The collection includes contemporary pieces along with European paintings by pigment masters such as Jacob van Ruisdael, Thomas Gainsborough, and Gustave Courbet. Nearly 2,000 pieces of African art, dating as far back as the 12th century, and myriad pre-Columbian and Native American pieces are on display; the museum's collection of Asian art, which showcases a Ming dynasty temple wall and Tang dynasty tomb figures, is considered one of the finest in the Southeast.
Attend an exhibition, such as the critically acclaimed kimono exhibit, or see films, listen to lectures, take part in gallery conversations, and rub shoulders with fellow art enthusiasts until the corduroy rubs off at The Birmingham Museum of Art's events. With so many art options, a membership will never force you to take a bite out of an oil-painted peach to have an intimate art experience.
Must redeem within 90 days. Current members may extend existing individual or family memberships for one year.
CBS 42 recently interviewed BMA curator Don Wood on a current exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Birmingham Weekly and the Birmingham News frequently covers events and exhibitions taking place at the museum. Six TripAdvisors award it an average of 4.5 owl eyes and name it the second most popular attraction in Birmingham. Nine Yelpers award it an average of 4.5 stars and more than 5,180 Facebook users like it.