What You'll Get
A truly timeless portrait should have realistic shadowing and at least two eyeholes for spying. View fine works of art without feeling watched with today's deal. For $4, you'll receive one general admission to the Tacoma Art Museum ($9 value). The first 50 Groupon grabbers also get their paws on a commemorative mug dedicated to the museum's pseudo mascot, Leroy.
The handsome, 12,000-square-foot museum is home to four exhibition galleries and a permanent collection that focuses on the wealth of regional talent in the Northwest, in addition to housing Japanese woodblock prints and European paintings. Tacoma's own Dale Chihuly fills a gallery space with his permanent installation of playful and fantastical glasswork, much of it inspired by his love for the sea. Brush up on your goose-whispering skills at the Secret Language of Animals exhibit, a family-friendly flock of approximately 40 paintings, sculptures, and videos depicting rodents, birds, horses, dogs, crazy uncles, and more.
Framed in metallic trim, the Tacoma Art Museum's glass-coated exterior lends an open, airy quality to the main hall. The museum wraps around an outdoor courtyard from which natural light spills into the museum's corridors. Surrounded by 30-foot mirrored glass walls, the courtyard holds the pedestrian-friendly stone wave sculpture, a sloping surface that mimics the shape of gently sloshing water.
- Rather than trying to collect a bit of this and bit of that, the Tacoma Art Museum focuses on Northwest artists, and they have assembled a fine collection of their work. – Betsy Malloy, About.com
- The building is filled with beautiful galleries in which to display both the museum's own collections and traveling exhibitions. – Frommer's
- Good experience for an adult and a very manageable size for children - it is a very good introduction for them. – Emeel, Dexknows
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Free mug for first 50 people to redeem Groupon. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.