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, which nets you membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. You must activate the membership by May 1, 2011. Choose between the following two options:
- For $35, you get one individual contemporary membership to the museum (a $75 value).
- For $50, you get one couples contemporary membership to the museum (a $100 value).
Six floors stocked with eye-popping paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs stimulate multimedia rubberneckers at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Upon admission, feel free to get intimate with every stroke, pose, and eternal stare in the close to 800-piece permanent display, which includes works by modern maestros such as Hans Hofmann, Joan Mitchell, James Rosenquist, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Now stationed in the historic Western Union Telegraph Building, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville has lavished visual stimulation on local retinas in various forms since 1924. The sleek, airy space houses five changing exhibition galleries, the ArtExplorum Loft children's interactive center, education studios, an auditorium, and a museum shop, where members are rewarded with a 10% discount.
Exclusive invitations to free upcoming lectures, Contemporaries events for posh soirees such as a New Year's Eve party, an eight-hour drawing competition and a summer movie night, as well as members-only exhibition preview receptions will be included with museum membership. Additionally, a free subscription to museum magazine Forma comes hand-delivered by a tap-dancing pterodactyl. Some of Museum of Contemporary Art’s epicurean events are geared toward guests 21 and older. Members who drive to the museum can enjoy two hours of complimentary parking in designated surrealist city garages, among other perks.
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
Known locally as MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville boasts a collection of almost 800 works of art in media ranging from paintings and prints to sculpture and photography, spanning the decades from 1960 to the present. Members of MOCA enjoy free admission to the museum as well as previews of temporary exhibitions and special promotions from interest groups, and more than 200 North American museums reciprocate benefits, offering members free admission and teaching them their unique secret handshakes. The curators of the museum harness their artistic expertise to help educate kids on the pros and cons of finger-painting on dogs, and infuse local classrooms with art-education programs with the help of a long list of volunteers and docents.