Friday, September 24, 2010

Groupon: $40 for a Family Membership to the Toledo Museum of Art ($75 Value)

Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a one-year family membership (a $75 value) to the Toledo Museum of Art on Monroe Street. Sign up online to register.

The Toledo Museum of Art houses more than 30,000 wide-ranging works of art, including important pieces by van Gogh, Matisse, and Rembrandt; a glass collection; and masterworks ranging back into antiquity. This deal gets two adults and their under-18 offspring a yearlong family membership, which includes admission to exhibits as well as members-only special events and a subscription to the arTMAtters newsletter. Members can also enroll teens aged 14 and older in discounted welded-sculpture workshops (such as Welded Sculpture: Arc and TIG, $95 for members) and get 10% off children's books and other purchases at the Museum Store, providing flammable materials for his or her biblioclasmic coming-of-age ceremony. Check out a full list of benefits here.

Founded in 1901, the TMA has expanded its collection steadily over the last 109 years, now housing it in six buildings, a magically significant number when constructing fine-art facilities. In addition to the permanent collection, the TMA houses rotating exhibitions, such as Travelers Through Ancient Lands, a collection of 19th-century imagery from Egypt and the Middle East, running until February 6, 2011.

This Groupon is valid for new members only and cannot be used to renew or upgrade existing memberships.

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