Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a four-pack of general admissions to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (up to a $64 value). Tickets must be redeemed in advance over the phone, and the ticket package is good from the time of receipt through October 31, 2010, so be sure to call soon. There will be no additional service fees charged on the ticket package for this deal.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art houses more than 225,000 objects spanning a jaw-whopping 5,000 years of human history. An extensive permanent collection of both Eastern and Western art includes highlights such as Temple Hall, a full-size, immaculately carved sixteenth-century Hindu temple. Grapple with the challenges of modernity amid the display of twentieth-century New York Dada art, featuring several pieces constructed entirely out of apple-satellite-violet-blargh. Chandelier and chandelier-swinging enthusiasts will enjoy Hanging Around: Modern and Contemporary Lighting from the Permanent Collection, which explores how electricity turned function into fashion (the exhibit ends October 10).
Museum admission ($16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $12 for students and children ages 13–18, and free for children 12 and younger) includes entry into the Main Building, with its 200 eye-catching galleries, as well as the Perelman Building across the street, with its art deco, in-your-façade attitude. With this Groupon, you and three other friends, family members, or bill collectors can enjoy a blissful day viewing humankind's finest non-Garfield art.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is frequently featured in online and press publications such as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and the Philadelphia City Paper. More than 150 Yelpers and Yahoo! Travelers give it an average of 4.5 stars.
- Inside, the museum is worth every cent of admission. There are so many good exhibits that come and go, and the main pieces of art are simply fantastic. This is a place that brings a smile to my face just talking about it. – Christian H., Yelp
- The beautiful Philadelphia Museum of Art makes art approachable. Set along winding paths, hidden labyrinths reveal the world's greatest and most interesting works of art -- from outsider art to folk art to works by the masters. Every path is a path to discovery. Every work is beautifully displayed. And knowledgable guides offer insight along with information. A great place filled with treasures! – Yahoo! Travel reviewer on 10/04/2005
Philadelphia Museum of Art
What began as the art gallery for the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 has blossomed into today's Philadelphia Museum of Art. Conceived to celebrate artistic and architectural endeavors from all over the world, the museum inspires visitors to discover the spirit of imagination through a world-renowned collection including works by Picasso and Van Gogh, keeping so much in its permanent collection that only a fraction of it can be displayed.
- Eye Catcher: the oil-on-canvas work Man with a Guitar by Pablo Picasso, a stunning example of his Cubist work.
- Permanent Mainstay: Vincent van Gogh's famed Sunflowers, which may have been the edition of his series of five that hung in the bedroom of Paul Gauguin.
- Don't Miss: Recently regilded and now installed in the Great Stair Hall, this monumental sculpture of Diana originally stood atop New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
- Past Exhibitions: Picasso Prints: Myths, Minotaurs, and Muses encompassed around 50 prints that highlighted the influence that ancient art, mythology, and literature had on his work.
- The Buildings: There are actually three—the main museum building, the landmark art-deco Perelman Building that overlooks Fairmount Park, and the Rodin.
- Special Programs: At Art After 5 events, patrons clink cocktail glasses and enjoy international music or jazz and light refreshments.
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