What You'll Get
Art is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by provocative and powerful art with today's Groupon for a one-year basic membership to the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk. Choose between the following options:
- $20 for an individual basic membership for one year (a $40 value)
- $30 for a household basic membership for one year, which includes unlimited admission for two adults and any children under the age of 18 (a $60 value)
Twelve acres of lush greenery welcome guests to the Hermitage Museum and Gardens' graceful grounds and turn-of-the-century Tudor mansion, which hosts an eclectic collection of arts and crafts spanning more than 5,000 years. Your membership permits unlimited exploration of William and Florence K. Sloane's vast permanent collection, scattered throughout 42 of their home's elegant walnut, oak, and teak rooms. Take a look at a treasure trove of ancient Chinese ceremonial bronzes and mingqi (tomb figures), Indian Chola bronze statues, European ceramics and paintings, or needlepoint representations of the Little Rascals as adults. Avid art collectors, the Sloane family dedicated 50 years to spreading their passion for craftioneering to the community and helped break ground for the nearby Chrysler Museum.
Throughout the year of your membership, you'll receive exclusive invitations to exhibit openings and an invitation to the annual Hermitage holiday party. Budding crafters and brushers can enjoy discounts and priority registration to classes, camps, workshops, and programs at the Visual Arts School, while decorators can take 10% off at both the Vault Gift Shop and the semiannual Heirloom Plant Sale. Feel free to tote along up to two guests with the provided single-day passes, allowing for bottle-messaging along the bordering Lafayette River and scenic wetlands. Aside from providing a stable location for unfettered frolicking, your membership helps contribute to the Hermitage Museum's ongoing promotion of local arts.
Although the Hermitage Museum and Gardens has few reviews, it was an Editors' Pick in 10 Best.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Must activate by expiration date, membership expires 1 year after activation. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid toward extension of pre-existing membership. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.