$45 for a Household Membership Plus a For Art's Sake Membership at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk ($105 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Invitations to member events and programs
  • More than 35,000 objects
  • Free entry to special exhibits

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per family, may buy multiple as gifts. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Give the most overworked sense a vacation with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a household membership (good for two adults and their children or grandchildren age 17 and under) plus the For Art's Sake membership for young professionals at the Chrysler Museum of Art, located in Norfolk.

With the Chrysler's household membership, art enthusiasts get a diverse palette of benefits, including unlimited free admission to all special exhibitions, such as Dawoud Bey's large-as-life photography of an economically varied set of high schools, which runs through August 8, 2010. You'll also receive special invitations to members-only exhibition previews, guest passes for friends and family, and numerous chances to learn about Monet's disregarded BMX dirt-bike sketches. Young, aesthetically minded professionals also gain membership to For Art's Sake, a social networking group that provides free admission to every Warm It! and Cool It! seasonal after-work concert for an audible edge to the visual feast. Check the museum's website for a full list of benefits, including discounts at The Museum Shop and Cuisine & Company at the Chrysler Café.

Housed in an awe-inspiring Italian-style edifice, the Chrysler Museum of Art is home to a collection of more than 35,000 American and European paintings and pieces of contemporary art, glass art, photography, and more. Inspect the smooth contours in the museum's world-class glass-art galleries, which include Tiffany pieces and a cameo glass collection upstairs which is headlined by John Northwood I's Milton Vase, emblazoned with images from Milton's Paradise Lost. The museum's European paintings include works from paint-based sharpshooters such as Diego Velázquez and Paul Gauguin, while the contemporary art section boasts the pixels of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and modernist mastermind Georgia O'Keeffe. The museum will also display an authenticated Johannes Vermeer work, Young Woman Seated at a Virginal, until Labor Day. Avoid the typical paddle-oriented hazing ceremonies that come standard at frat museums and get the chance to gander at priceless artifacts with a membership to the Chrysler Museum of Art.

This Groupon is good for new members only.

Reviews

Frommer's gives the Chrysler Museum of Art three out of three stars. Yelpers give it an average of five stars. Six TripAdvisors give the museum an average of 4.5 owl eyes and Insider Pagers give it a four-star average:

  • …it's Virginia's finest art museum, spanning artistic periods from ancient Egypt to the present and including one of the finest and most comprehensive glass collections in the world. – Frommer's
  • The Chrysler Museum of Art is stunning inside and out. Locals and tourists alike should visit more than once to soak in the monsterous [sic] art collections here. – Molly B., Yelp
  • The glass collection is not to be missed. – dtharter, TripAdvisor

Customer Reviews

The addition of the glass blowing is amazing.
Edie A. · March 26, 2012
It is a wonderful museum and just keeps getting better!
Gloria W. · November 17, 2011
Wonderful experience and would recommend the opportunity to everyone. Staff are important element to making this program work, The new glass exhibit is truly an asset to your museum.
Suzanne M. · November 10, 2011

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