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 $35, you get a one-year membership to the Young Professionals Forum at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (a $75 value).
Founded in 1981 by Wilhelmina Cole and Wallace F. Holladay, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is a museum dedicated exclusively to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing, and literary arts. The museum's collection comprises more than 3,000 works from the 16th century to the present, including such notable pieces as Frida Kahlo's Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky, Judith Leyster's The Concert, and Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun's Portrait of Madame Therese Vestris. Exhibitions are displayed on a rotating basis and include the eco-conscious works of Susan Swartz as well as a lithographic portfolio of travel prints by Richenda Cunningham. Refuel art-engines midvisit with a tasty bite at the Mezzanine Café, featuring a seasonal menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches.
Membership to the Young Professionals Forum grants members free admission to the museum as well as access to exclusive networking, socializing, and cultural-enrichment events. Members also receive discounts on educational programs, Mezzanine Café meals, museum-store merchandise and a complimentary subscription to the museum's national-arts magazine.