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 to The Cleveland Museum of Art. Choose between the following options:
For $8, you get two tickets to Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (up to a $16 value).
For $15, you get four tickets to Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (up to a $32 value).
Members and children age 5 and younger are admitted for free.
Since first opening its doors in 1916, The Cleveland Museum of Art has entranced art aficionados and novices alike with more than 40 free permanent galleries and an ever-changing slew of touring exhibitions. Amassed from paintings loaned by China’s Nanjing Museum and images found pinned to his mother’s refrigerator, Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi accrues an overview of the artist’s works generated between the 1920s and 1965. Through traditional landscapes, figure drawings, and political artwork painstakingly concocted on such surfaces as horizontal and hanging scrolls, the exhibit crafts what Cleveland.com lauds as “a fresh perspective on the 20th century.” Once spectators have sufficiently scrutinized Fu Baoshi’s pieces, they can explore The Cleveland Museum of Art’s plethora of contemporary canvases, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, and nearly 300 American paintings, such as Hudson River School landscapes and presidential portraits with frames fashioned from apple-pie crust. Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi runs until Sunday, January 8, 2012.
Cleveland Museum of Art
Since it's founding in 1913, the Cleveland Museum of Art has operated under a simple—yet lofty—mission statement: "For the benefit of all people, forever." In the spirit of that all-encompassing philosophy, the museum features works as disparate as ancient artifacts from the Classical world, lush landscapes from Dutch masters, and pieces from modern icons.
- Size: the museum stretches across nearly 600,000 square feet, and contains 19 galleries spotlighting 5,800 years of art from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas
- Eye Catcher: an original cast of Auguste Rodin's Thinker sculptures, this one damaged by a pipe bomb attack in 1970—a crime for which no one was ever charged
- Permanent Mainstays: internationally renowned Asian, Egyptian, and Indian collections
- Visiting Exhibit: Yoga: The Art of Transformation, which includes Islamic divination texts, three stone yoginis from a 10th-century Chola temple, and Thomas Edison's Hindoo Fakir, the first film about an Indian subject ever produced
- Don't Miss: Gallery One, a digital interactive gallery that lets visitors explore works by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and Chuck Close on the largest multi-touch microtile screen in the United States
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