Because Greeks invented both history and history museums, famous philosophers were forced to stand for eight hours at a time behind placards bearing their biographies and accomplishments. Go on a less meta-historical journey with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get two adult tickets and two audio tours to the Vatican Splendors exhibit (up to a $50 value) at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale on Las Olas Boulevard.
Playing temporary host to the timeless treasures of the Vatican Splendors exhibit, the aesthetically ascendant Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale was designed by noted American architect Edward Larrabee Barnes in 1986. Experience 2,000 years of Vatican art and history with two adult tickets to Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art. Children older than 6 and senior citizens can also use the tickets. Audio tours are self-guided, allowing visitors to schedule around the time-consuming process of crafting their own homemade relics and patiently waiting for hundreds of years until they’re historically significant.
This Vatican-centric exhibition showcases one of the largest collections of documents, art, and historic objects to tour North America without the aid of a wizard's hot air balloon. Stop by to peruse works from artistic masters such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Giotto, and Guercino. Remains of Saint Peter and Saint Paul are prominently displayed, as well as art and tools from the time Michelangelo spent working on the Sistine Chapel. Many of the items have never been on public display before, having spent the intervening years aging in charred oak barrels in the Pope’s damp basement. A pair of tickets to the Vatican Splendors exhibit makes a thoughtful, exciting gift for the holidays and ensures you won’t give doubles of popular presents such as spare unicycle wheels or balls of candle wax.
- A fantastic modern-art facility…Traveling exhibits and continuing art classes make the museum a great place to spend a rainy day. – Frommer's