Like fingerprints, paintings are almost impossible to duplicate, often contain intricate patterns, and melt when forced inside wool mittens. View fully articulating art with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-year dual membership to the Taft Museum of Art (a $60 value).
The Taft Museum of Art's exhibitions of famous and noteworthy artwork have inspired gazing, contemplation, and lively discussions for more than 75 years. With the dual membership, two adults receive free admission to peruse the museum's permanent collection, which shelters major works such as Rembrandt van Rijn's Portrait of a Man Rising from His Chair and Gainsborough's Edward and William Tomkinson, as well as invitations to special events communicated by riddles hidden in the paintings.
Ravenous readers will tear through issues of the quarterly members' magazine,Portico, for the nougaty information hiding inside, and history buffs will enjoy touring the historic, Palladian-style building the museum calls home. Each membership also includes free or reduced-price admission to concerts, lectures, and special exhibitions such as The American Impressionists in the Garden and the upcoming In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows.
Optional drop-in tours help the museum cater to paint lovers who are looking for an ephemeral investigation or who prefer to digest visual feasts slowly. Visitors can channel their creative spirits at hands-on workshops with professional artists, available to members at a reduced cost. Groupon holders may buy books, T-shirts, and other items from the museum store with the 10% discount, and use the membership's two guest passes to bring along a friend, coworker, or bronze bust of Don Quixote.
Taft Museum of Art
More than 80 years ago, the Taft family bequeathed their stately home to the people of Cincinnati–and they also gave them plenty to hang on the walls. Home to the Taft's collection of 690 works of art, the Taft Museum welcomes visitors to view paintings by European and American masters, Chinese porcelains, European decorative arts, and captivating rotating exhibitions throughout the year. As they wander the museum, patrons view Rembrandt van Rijn's Portrait of a Man Rising from His Chair, Whistler's At The Piano, and John Singer Sargent's portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson, among other notable works.
The house itself is equally impressive. William Howard Taft accepted his nomination for President of the United States beneath the portico, and the structure, first built in 1820, is considered one of the country's finest examples of Federal architecture in the Palladian style.