What You'll Get
Like a mirror, art reflects the beauty of the world around us, reveals who we truly are, and can contain a lot of naked people. Reframe your perspective with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for admission for two to a Sip and Stroll tour (a $20 value)
- $20 for admission for four to Sip and Stroll tour (a $40 value)
- $30 for admission for six to Sip and Stroll tour (a $60 value)<p>
Visitors sip refreshments included in the Groupon as they stroll about the historic Bayou Bend estate and admire its art collection and 14 acres of gardens. Choose between Thursday, March 15 or Thursday, March 22 for your evening tour, held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests are welcome to arrive at 4:30 p.m. to browse the shop and visit the Hogg Family Legacy Room.<p>
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 22, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only on 3/15/12 or 3/22/12. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the former estate of philanthropist and art collector Miss Ima Hogg, was completed in 1928 according to classical designs by renowned Houstonian architect John F. Staub. The elegant mansion houses the Early American decorative arts and paintings collection of Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, a congregation of nearly 2,600 furnishings, paintings, and ceramics that populates 28 period rooms in the carefully renovated house. The objects date back as far as 1620, letting the viewer observe the evolution of American taste from the Colonial to Victorian eras. Bayou Bend’s eye-widening assemblage of still lifes, armchairs, and silver was labeled a “treasure-trove” of Americana by Frommer’s, as well as a “must-see” for antiques collectors and gardeners.
The mansion at Bayou Bend is flanked by 14 acres of formal gardens and natural woodlands. Hogg designed the formal gardens as outdoor rooms for hobnobbing and decorated them with statues of a goddess and two muses, inspiring the northern blooms to write sonnets about honeybees. Today, organic gardening methods maintain the flourishing magnolias and crape myrtles.