What You'll Get
Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a family membership (a $100 value) to the Gibbes Museum of Art on Meeting Street. Admission to the Gibbes Museum of Art is always free for children under 6.
Since 1905, the Gibbes Museum of Art has stimulated corneas and cortexes with its exhibitions, educational programs, and its collection of more than 10,000 art objects. Their collection includes Southern and Charleston-based works from the Colonial period through present day. Steer brainwaves on a creative course with a family membership, which grants two listed adults and all listed children and grandchildren under 18 unlimited admission for one year. Membership also includes a subscription to Signature, the Gibbes tri-annual magazine; free or reduced educational programs and special events; a 10% discount at the Museum Store, with special member shopping days; and reciprocal admissions to museums throughout North America. Indulge an art-based dream without the hassle of wearing nothing but black turtlenecks and constantly snapping your paint-flecked fingers with today's deal.
The Gibbes Museum of Art was named Best Museum in the Charleston City Paper. The Post and Courier mentioned the debut of two current exhibits running until December 5, and the museum comes highly recommended by Frommer's. The museum also has more than 850 Facebook fans.
- The museum's collection of some 400 miniature portraits ranks as one of the most comprehensive in the country. – Frommer's
- "Stacy Lynn Waddell: The Evidence of Things Unseen" is an assemblage of recent paintings, works on paper, installations and projections that showcase the artist's technique of burning, singeing and branding paper and fabric to evince new perceptions of American history and culture. – Bill Thompson, Post and Courier
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Must activate membership by 5/22/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Email address required upon redemption. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.