Art museums were invented to hold all of the masterpieces that couldn't fit on the front of the fridge, which explains why museums today are still shaped like giant refrigerators. Admire appliance-worthy creations with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a one-year Friend-level membership to the Worcester Art Museum (a $200 value).
Alongside its carefully curated 35,000-piece collection spanning more than 5,000 years, the Worcester Art Museum leads frequent tours and hosts live jazz performances, exhibit openings, and other events. Friends of the museum flex color-sensing muscles with unlimited free admission (up to a $14 value per visit), free gallery and audio tours, and two transferable one-year guest passes, good for bringing along friends and idle house painters. In addition to rotating special exhibits, the museum boasts an array of European works, such as the colorful canvases of Gauguin and Cézanne, as well as paintings by Whistler, Sargent, and Cassatt and pieces by other renowned American artists.
With reciprocal privileges, friends of the Worcester Art Museum can migrate to any of 33 other art emporiums across the country to forage for edible plaster casts. A plethora of additional perks include admission to live music on Third Thursdays, unlimited access to 50,000 books in the museum library, and invites to annual receptions.
55 Salisbury St.
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609