Like artificial cherry flavoring, most people have a hard time defining art, but everyone definitely knows it after tasting it. Get close enough to lick a masterpiece with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a one-year Art Advocate Membership at the Milwaukee Art Museum (a $150 value).
The Art Advocate Membership entitles you to free admission to view the museum's 20,000 works of art for two adults and their children, including members' children and grandchildren 17 and under, as well as unlimited access to feature exhibitions. The permanent collection includes wide-ranging pieces, from German Expressionism to Haitian art to the works of renowned artists such as Monet, Picasso, and Warhol. The rotating cast of feature exhibitions currently displays American Quilts: Selections from the Winterhur Collection, a collection of more than 40 skillfully stitched quilts from 1760–1850 America (runs until September 6). You'll also receive open invitations to members-only preview days, exhibition openings, and special programs, as well as invitations to special day trips.
While strolling through the scenic Cudahy Gardens or admiring the large collection of Wisconsin native Georgia O'Keeffe, you may spot something you'd like to have in book or print form, so drop into the museum store and take advantage of the 10% discount that members receive. You'll also receive a one-year subscription to the museum's quarterly member magazine.
Outside Milwaukee, your membership has more perks, because Advocate-level members receive free or member-priced admission to all participating museums in the reciprocal network. As an added bonus, today's deal also lets Groupon holders finally put feelings of fraudulence to rest whenever they wear their Members Only jackets.
Upon purchase of this Groupon, your email will be passed to the museum to aid fulfillment of your membership.
- With 30% more exhibition space, spectacular lighting, and a soaring, 90-foot high glass-enclosed atrium that looks out onto Lake Michigan just inside the museum's entrance, you get the distinct feeling that you are entering into another world. – Edward Rubin, NY Museums
- Really inspiring not only for the every changing diplays [sic] themselves, but also for the architecture. – Charles Sauve, Yahoo! Local
- An awesome place to go whether you're an art freak or not. Just beautiful inside and out! – deviousnatured, Citysearch
Milwaukee Art Museum
German expressionism. American decorative arts. Among the nation's best American art post 1960. The Milwaukee Art Museum is a leading American institution for the work of self-taught artists and holds one of the largest collections of works by Georgia O’Keeffe and other artistic luminaries in four floors of the 341,000-square-foot museum. Encompassing more than 25,000 pieces, the museum's collection ranges from 90 works of Haitian art and 450-plus German expressionist prints to an expansive contemporary art selection that includes pieces by Andy Warhol. Among the more singular holdings in the more than 40 galleries are the earliest surviving American-made chair.
Temporary and traveling exhibitions pass through each year, spotlighting everything from Rembrandt to color photography. Upcoming highlights include tattoo art, nineteenth-century portraiture, and, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the abstract paintings of Wassily Kandinsky. Delve deeper into works on display during lectures and talks, part of a packed events calendar that includes concerts and film screenings. Visitors can also flex their own artistic muscles during programs such as kids' and adult art classes.