Like a portal to an alternate dimension, art allows people to view other worlds without the dangers of eating poisonous fruit or accidentally insulting your alternate self. Explore beyond your horizons with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $3 for one ticket to StoryTime for children ages 3–5 (up to a $7 value)
- $6 for two tickets to StoryTime for children ages 3–5 (up to a $14 value)
- $10 for one ticket for a Saturday art workshop for children ages 8–12 (up to a $20 value)
- $20 for two tickets for a Saturday art workshop for children ages 8–12 (up to a $40 value)<p>
Up to ten children and their adult wards learn about the background of a specific painting or sculpture from the museum with a story and hands-on art-making during one-hour StoryTime sessions. During two-hour Saturday art workshops, slightly older youths study masterworks from the museum and create their own art based on that week’s technique and whichever artist inspired their favorite Ninja Turtle. Past workshops have incorporated portraiture used by Chagall and Picasso, or drip-and-dry painting in the style of Jackson Pollock and Albert Stadler. Children of members can attend StoryTime for free and art workshops for $15.<p>
The Kreeger Museum
In 1959, David and Carmen Kreeger began a personal collection of modern art, forming a shared vision based on creative passion instead of investment. David Kreeger himself said, “Art that embodies the creative spirit of men transcends the value of money." In 1994, four years after David’s death, the Kreeger Museum opened under the direction of Judy A. Greenberg with the mission of enhancing “the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture and music,” three of the Kreegers’ lifelong passions and favorite Jeopardy! categories.
Today, their personal acquisitions form the foundation of a collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings from masters such as Monet, Cézanne, and Picasso, along with works of traditional African and Asian art. Art pervades every inch of the museum campus, from the 5.5-acre wooded sculpture garden surrounding the building to the building itself designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Philip Johnson using a modernist approach and limestone imported from Italy. The building uses light and movement to guide visitors through the great hall, gallery spaces, and recital hall for performances of Beethoven’s B-sides.