Artists are notoriously prone to falling in love with their own creations, as evidenced by all the sculptor skeletons desperately clinging to famous statues. Appreciate lovingly crafted artwork with today's Groupon to deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, 20 minutes outside of Boston. Choose between the following two membership options:
- For $30, you get a one-year individual membership (a $60 value).
- For $45, you get a one-year household membership (a $90 value).
The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum sits majestically atop 35 acres of rolling woodlands and lawns that are dotted with sculptures large and small, from abstract geometric objects that work with the landscape to huge heads both regal and misshapen. The museum collection focuses primarily on the contemporary artwork of New England, though it does not feature those statues and feverish writings that reference eldritch and unspeakable terrors. All members enjoy free admission to the museum, invitations to special exhibitions, tours and lectures, and tuition discounts for Museum School classes and workshops, which include art programs such as painting, calligraphy, digital photography, and ceramics. Household members get all the basic benefits plus two family guest-passes for free museum admission. Check deCordova's site for a complete list of membership perks.
Frommer's very highly recommends deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. WBUR and the Boston Globe featured the park and museum. The Boston Phoenix reviewed the Biennial exhibit. Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars.
- If you're interested in contemporary sculpture, this is a can't-miss destination: The main building, on a leafy hilltop, overlooks the outdoor public sculpture park, and a sculpture terrace displays the work of one sculptor per year. – Frommer's
- Everytime [sic] I come I'm awed by the beautiful outdoor statues, the ever-changing inside galleries and the wonderful services and staff. – Anna S., Yelp