What You'll Get
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: an individual or family/dual membership to the Frye Art Museum on First Hill. Purchase one of the following Groupons for a yearlong membership:
- $35 for a family/dual membership (a $75 value)
- $25 for an individual membership (a $50 value)
Although admission to the Frye Museum's art-filled halls is always free for everyone, individual museum membership treats you to an exquisitely oil-painted cornucopia of exclusive perks, including:
- Access to exclusive exhibition opening receptions and members-only events, including Tea and Tours and members' happy hours.
- Opportunities to learn more about art with lectures, films, and music thanks to free or discounted tickets and the ability to reserve tickets in advance
- A subscription to FRYE, the museum's membership publication
- A 10% discount at the museum store and invitations to members-only sales
- A 10% discount at Daniel Smith Artists' Materials
- A 25% discount at all U-Frame It stores
Family/dual memberships (for up to two adults and all children under 18), meanwhile, will receive all of the above benefits, plus notification of special family-focused museum events.
The Frye Art Museum appeared on the world's canvas in 1952 from a 232-piece private collection of primarily late-19th- and early-20th-century German paintings owned by Seattle art aficionados Charles and Emma Frye. The museum's current permanent collection was built on that original donation, and consists of mostly American and German paintings and works on paper, hosting a rotating cast of temporary exhibitions and upcoming exhibitions. Tête-à-tête recreates Charles and Emma's original home gallery, right down to the Oriental carpets, potted silk palms, the gossip chairs where they gossiped about Gossip Girls, and some of the finest examples of Secessionist artwork—stuffed floor-to-ceiling in the salon-style format to overload the senses in the best way possible, much like getting crushed under an avalanche of adorable baby penguins. Historians, meanwhile, will discover a silent black-and-white window into the Klondike boom of the early 20th century in A Day in Skaguay, which portrays the silent past before sound was invented. And coming just in time for Halloween are Seance: Albert Von Keller and the Occult and the ambitious, mind-bending installations of Implied Violence: Yes and More and Yes and Yes and Why.
Art—like a good haircut or a very special episode of Alf—is made to be viewed and to tickle deeper thought. Seize this opportunity to enrich your fallow eye-soil, or gift this Groupon to expand the horizon of any art-collecting uncle who refuses to buy a painting that doesn't have a dog playing poker in it.
Not valid for existing members. Must redeem Groupon within three months.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 9, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person/household, may buy multiple as gifts. Must activate by expiration date. Membership expires 1 year after activation. Not valid for existing members. Not tax deductible. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.