Like all world-class museums, you can't see all the delights of the Columbus Museum in one day. Today's deal gives you a full day to not see it all: for $4, you'll get a one-day admission to the entire museum (a $10 value). The museum's abundance of beautiful, thought-tickling artwork—and marked absence of postmodern erotica rendered in excrement or, worse, LeRoy Neiman paintings—makes it a perfect family activity.
Your Groupon gives you access to all the museum's collections and exhibitions, including Chihuly Illuminated, a traveling exhibit focusing on the element of light in Dale Chihuly's surreal glass art, which runs until next summer. You'll also get to browse the museum's impressive collection of Old Masters, 19th-Century American, Late Modernism, Photography, and more.
Now that Akron has invented de-evolution and Cleveland has perfected the pierogi, the time has come for Columbus to shine as Ohio's artistic capital. Introducing your children to fine art at an impressionable age will be a vital step toward achieving that goal, and keep them from becoming work-a-day doctors and lawyers. So buy enough for all of them and give them the gift of creativity this Christmas.
- The quality of both the adult and children programs at the Columbus Museum of Art are unparalleled. Great National exhibitions too! – roma18
- I applaud the museum's programs to introduce children to art (First Saturdays) and to introduce Columbus professionals to each other (First Thursdays). – theuntouchable
Guide to Art Museum Banter
Because Americans and a few other nationalities are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with computer-generated masterpieces, art museum attendance has been on the upswing. By patronizing brick-and-mortar locations, art aficionados not only see some of the world's most renowned works, but more importantly, get to practice the art of art museum banter about art. Before taking advantage of today's Groupon, memorize these handy art criticisms, which are guaranteed to apply to any work in the Frist:
- The brush stroke is large. It would not shock me if the artist painted with a wig or mop. Do you agree with my point of view?
- The way color is used is breathtaking. It is either red, blue, green, or purple, but I would need to take a closer look to be sure.
- Some say those are boxes, but to me they appear as triangles. Either way, this painting is about Lou Gehrig's desire to adopt a dog.
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