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: with today's Groupon for the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one annual membership for one adult (up to a $50 value)
- For $37, you get one annual family membership, including basic benefits for two adults and all children under 18 living at the same address (a $75 value).
Nestled in the charming and historic suburb of Farmington, the Hill-Stead Museum hosts a mixed-medium menagerie amidst a sprawling, 152-acre Colonial Revival estate.
Hill-Stead's dynamic collection includes French Impressionist works by Monet and Degas, as well as notable works by Manet, Cassatt, and Whistler, as well as a bounty of prints, photographs, ceramics, furniture, and archival documents. Along with unlimited complimentary admission to the museum, members enjoy reduced admission to museum programs, a 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases, and a one-on-one painting lesson with the cheery spirit of museum founder Alfred Atmore Pope. Join other new members on Wednesday, June 8, for the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, where poet Tony Hoagland will pluck audience heartstrings with poignantly funny stanzas about life and heartache.
Named a National Historic Landmark, Hill-Stead Museum's grounds feature historic buildings, an arts and craft carriage barn and theater, stone walls, woodland trails, and a sunken garden designed by Beatrix Farrand. The aesthetic advocates at Hill-Stead Museum also host First Sundays each month, where patrons are able to tour the museum's in situ collection from 12 p.m. to closing with interpreters stationed through period rooms to answer questions, as well as enjoy 1 p.m. gallery talks on subjects like architecture, Wedgwood, and Dadaist diorama construction.
Student membership is only a $25 value and this Groupon would not be recommended for them.