Art can portray the world’s most complex subjects: the passion of love, the horrors of war, and the despair of fruit waiting to be eaten. Hold a mirror to nature with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a yearlong Casting Circle membership to Laumeier Sculpture Park (a $125 value) that includes the following:
- Admission for eight to the annual Art Fair
- 10% discount at the museum shop
- 10% discount on art camp, classes, and workshops
- Discount on audio-tour rentals
- Waived registration fees for education programs
- Invitations to events and exhibitions
- Subscription to Objectivity, the park’s monthly e-newsletter<p>
Laumeier Sculpture Park transports contemporary sculpture and its attendant acolytes from the traditional confines of the museum gallery to an outdoor art sanctuary. Casting Circle members traipse through 105 acres of sculpture by artists such as Tony Tasset, Ernest Trova, and Mark di Suvero before wielding their 10% discount during celebratory sprees at the museum shop. Members also enjoy discounts on iPod-guided audio tours, which fill noggins with tidbits of information during strolls through the park or confuse burglars when played through roof-mounted loudspeakers. Educational events, workshops, and classes dot the park’s schedule, and art camp nurtures the artistic pursuits of children as old as 15 during summertime sessions.
Casting Circle memberships also unlock free admission for eight to Laumeier Sculpture Park’s annual Art Fair, a Mother’s Day weekend fete featuring a juried art competition, live demonstrations, and an opening-night wine reception. Members stay abreast of park happenings with subscriptions to Laumeier’s monthly electronic newsletter, Objectivity, which alerts readers to the arrival of traveling exhibits or the departure of the bird sculptures that fly south for the winter.