Subtlety is a hallmark of brilliant art, whether it's the hint of a smile on the Mona Lisa or the cow on a motorcycle in the background of American Gothic. Dive into the details with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $25 for a one-year individual membership (a $50 value)
- $35 for a one-year dual membership (a $75 value)
- $60 for a one-year associate membership (a $125 value)
- $99 for a one-year fellow membership (a $250 value)
All memberships include invitations to the museum's members-only pARTies, a subscription to the InForm bi-monthly newsletter, and 10% discounts at the Museum Store. Additionally, Associate members receive free admission to more than 100 regional museums, while Fellow members receive free admission with reciprocal membership at more than 800 North American museums.
Harn Museum of Art
Thought it was opened just in 2012, the Harn Museum of Art's 26,000-square foot David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing has quite a bit of history on its hands. There are nearly 700 works on display, all chosen from the museum's collection of more than 2,000 pieces. Dating from the Neolithic period to today, the pieces hail from countries such as India, Persia, Vietnam, and Japan.
Asian art makes up a quarter of the Harn's more than 10,000 works, which, along with travelling exhibitions, fill 32,800 square feet of gallery space. You’ll walk past African wooden masks, metalwork, and ceramics, as well as almost 1,000 modern prints, drawings, and paintings—including canvases by Claude Monet.
Breaking the tradition of many art museums’ “Do not touch” signs, the Bishop Study Center has exhibit-related objects that can be gently touched, though you are not allowed to break apart any sculptures in search of hidden treasure maps. Beyond exhibits, the Harn hosts frequent events including lectures, film screenings, live performances, and interactive programs for students and families.