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Artists use their words, bodies, and instruments to express their personal truths, but only painters have the added bonus of sharp eyesight developed through years of painting by numbers. Ogle great works of art with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two untimed adult tickets to the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (a $50 value). Entry into the exhibition is offered every 30 minutes. These tickets can be used at any showing between now and April 30.
Visiting from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces exhibition showcases 50 paintings brushed into existence by some of the most famous artists active in France between the 1860s and the early 20th century. One of the finest collections in the world, this presentation highlights masterpieces by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and many others. Witness the sweeping movements, vibrant colors, and fresh oil-paint smells that made this one of the most iconic and influential periods in art history.
In addition to untimed entrance to this special exhibition, today's Groupon includes general admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where canvas connoisseurs can examine works from myriad time periods and styles. Step into a world of light and shade at the Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time exhibition. Cruz-Diez's work utilizes unconventional color structures, light environments, and experimental works that engage human eyes, ears, and tonsils. Or check out the 100 Highlights of the MFAH to make a cheat sheet of must-sees in the regular collection and plan your visit today.
My Fox Houston featured the new Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Frommer's rated the museum as exceptional. More than 50 Yelpers give it a near-perfect 4.5-star average, and more than 13,310 Facebookers like the museum.
Jutting above the street, the modernist lines of Rafael Moneo's Audrey Jones Beck Building - one of two gallery buildings at the MFAH - echo the eclectic collection found within. Under sky openings that let in natural light and the bitter gazes of pigeons who can’t seem to get their work shown, visitors meander through galleries that span the breadth of human artistry, from ancient sculpture to modern painting. A treasure trove of cultural artifacts from Africa, Asia, and the Americas expands the museum’s scope and transports visitors back in time as they gaze on a palpably pensive ceramic ballplayer from Mexico's Classic Veracruz culture or a life-size royal head forged from copper for a Nigerian royal court.