Without frequent exposure to art, viewers may struggle to discern whether they're looking at an impressionist masterpiece or out a heavily smudged window. Start your eye-training with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two weekend tickets to Art Home New Orleans presented by the Creative Alliance of New Orleans on November 19 and November 20 from noon to 5:30 p.m. (a $50 value). Customers will exchange Groupons for wristbands for entry.
At Art Home New Orleans, art admirers meander across the city and step inside the homes of more than 30 local art collectors to admire a broad swath of paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. Attendees set out on self-guided treks, crisscrossing New Orleans neighborhoods to admire work and learn the subtle distinctions between art collectors and baseball-card collectors. Art enthusiasts, curators, and dealers host lectures and workshops as part of the festival as well, exposing attendees to local trends in art and encouraging patrons to dabble in starting collections of their own. Young artists stage pop-up exhibitions, presenting their own affordable work as well as Magic Eye duplicate posters of famous Picasso paintings.