What You'll Get
Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling into manholes. Give the most overworked sense a vacation with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one general-admission ticket, express entry, and 10% off all gift-shop purchases at the Vancouver Art Gallery (up to a $22.50 value). This deal is not valid for FUSE events.
The Vancouver Art Gallery boasts a permanent collection of more than 10,000 works and features the creations of well-known international and Canadian artists such as Emily Carr and Jeff Wall, alongside a rotating selection of travelling exhibitions. Currently, the gallery hosts the first and only drawing exhibit ever to travel from Paris's illustrious Musée d'Orsay, and the nearly 100-piece collection displays some of the finest 19th-century French art to creep over the borders of Gaul. Titled The Modern Woman, the exhibit features the work of Degas, Manet, Gauguin, and Renoir, among others, and addresses the artistic tides of the late 19th century as they began to migrate away from formal portraits and turned instead to snapshots of everyday life. On display through September 6, these ground-breaking artistic renderings reflect women's rapidly changing role in society at the time, with depictions of women wandering the streets in contemporary dress, casually dining in cafés, jogging on treadmills, and preening in the boudoir.
The Vancouver Art Gallery is fast approaching its 80th year of exposing the eyes of local art lovers to the beauty of created art. Your Groupon also includes line-skipping express entry to the museum and 10% off purchases at the Gallery Store, where you'll find an eclectic Canadian-centric collection of art books, posters, jewellery, and giftables for the art fan or philistine close to your heart.
The Vancouver Art Gallery was mentioned in the New York Times' "36 Hours in Vancouver" article and comes very highly recommended on Frommer's. TripAdvisors give it a three-star average, and Yelpers give it 3.5.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not valid during FUSE evenings. Not valid with other offers. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.