I am always after sneaky sneaky ways to see art on the cheap. In the UK most of the major galleries are free, but all the special exhibitions (i.e. all the interesting ones you want to see) have a charge. So, introducing the National Art Pass, run by the Art Fund charity.
For £18.75 (under 26 and pay by direct debit) you get:
– Free entry to over 200 museums, galleries and historic houses
– 50% off many major exhibitions
– Art Quarterly
– Exclusive shop, café and catalogue offers
– Special events, such as lectures, visits and private views
I know it seems like a bit to spend, but let me show you the exhibitions I am going to go to before I ‘break even’
1. Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde @ Tate Britain – £14
2. Turner Prize 2012 @ Tate Britain – £10
3. A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance @ Tate Modern – £10
4. Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present @ National Gallery – £12
With the National Art Pass I only pay half price for the above four, which means I save £23 – more than the cost of the card. And that is only two weeks of art going for me. I have an entire year of fabulous art discounts to look forward to.