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 $30, you get a one-year family membership (a $60 value) and four guest passes (a $40 value) at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
The FAC, which houses the Taylor Museum of Art, Bemis School of Art, and SaGāJi Theatre, was renovated in 2007 to incorporate a sparkling glass corridor, expand exhibition spaces, and update theatre sound and lighting systems. With a family membership, you'll get free admission to all the museum's galleries, early registration and $15 off classes at the Bemis School, discounts on FAC Theatre Company productions, discounts on events, and more (click here to see a complete list of member benefits.) This Groupon also includes four guest passes for introducing Byzantine–mosaic enthusiasts or Transylvanian werewolves to the Taylor Museum's Latin American, American–Indian, modern–American, and American–American artwork.
The Taylor Museum's collection includes work by American masters such as Georgia O'Keefe, Venezuelan artist Marisol Escobar's John Wayne statue, Native–American basketry, pottery, and textiles, and an entire gallery filled with glass works by Dale Chihuly. Conflict Resolution, the current special exhibit, is a multifaceted exploration in modern-world conflicts and ways to curb them. If you'd rather see art that lives, breathes, and giggles when tickled, take advantage of discounted tickets to FAC Theatre Company's Broadway–caliber shows, which often focus on crowd-pleasing musicals such as Sweeney Todd. Or see films, listen to lectures, take part in gallery conversations, and rub shoulders with fellow art enthusiasts until the courderoy rubs off at FAC's events. With so many art options, a FAC membership will never force you to take a bite out of an oil-painted peach to have an intimiate art experience.
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center gets 4.5 stars out of 5 from four Yelpers:
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