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Discover artistic gems across the UK with the National Art Pass, saving you money with discounted entry to a vast array of galleries, museums and exhibitions. Cass Art has partnered with the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, to bring customers an exclusive 30% discount off the price of your very own National Art Pass. With so many fantastic sights to see it can be difficult to choose where to visit first, so we've selected our favourites from every corner of the UK to help you begin...
Until June 14th, explore the creative skill of J.D Fergusson as part of the Scottish Colourists Series at the esteemed Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. From his time in Paris, rubbing shoulders with Matisse and Picasso, through World War I until his settling in Glasgow, this extensive exhibition covers the life and works of Fergusson with exquisite detail. Enjoy 50% off entry with the National Art Pass to more than 100 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and items of archival material on display.
Experience 'The Colourful World of Kaffe Fassett' with over 100 pieces of kaleidoscopic creations at the American Museum in Britain, Bath, until 2nd November 2014. Follow San Francisco-born knitwear and textile designer through the swinging sixties, from high end fashion to personal explorations in paint and illustration. Fassett's mantra is to find colour in a grey world, visiting with a 2-for-1 National Art Pass discount you can too.
Norwich's Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts sees a leading collection of Art Nouveau work from 1890-1914 in their extensive exhibition 'Sense and Sensuality'. See iconic pieces such as Théophile Alexandre Steinlen's 'The Black Cat' alongside some 65 works that capture the essence of designers of the time who were interested in the darker, more complex side of life. Embrace the occasionally risqué sensuality of Art Nouveau in sculpture, graphics, and books to ceramics, glass and furniture at 50% off entry price with your National Art Pass. The closing date for the exhibition is 14th December 2014.
Plan ahead for a 50% discount off Mondrian and his Studios at Tate Liverpool. From 6th June a thorough retrospective of the pioneering artist will be on display, with fresh insights into his transatlantic working practice and inspirations 70 years on after his death. His relationship with architecture and innovative materials brought abstract art into a whole new arena and is a must see exhibition this summer.
Unearth your inner child at Comics Unmasked at the British Library until 19th August. Featuring unseen publications, original sketches and first editions, this exhibition covers the birth of comics in the Victorian era and how the medium has developed into a platform for expressing a breadth of social, political and cultural issues. Enjoy 50% off full price tickets with the National Art Pass.
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It's easier than ever to enjoy the exclusive Cass Art discount for the National Art Pass - buy any of your art supplies in store or online to receive our Art Offers leaflet featuring 30% off the full price of a National Art Pass year membership (discount valid until 31st May 2014).
From Fergusson's traditional oil paints on canvas to Art Nouveau clay and casting materials, or even using a pocket-sized sketchbook and pencils, stock up on all your art supplies to document your own experience in the gallery.
Visit the Art Fund website for more details on the National Art Pass and view their Art Map to see what's on near you.
For more ideas on what to see around the UK, click here, or download the Art Fund's free downloadable art guide app here.
For more information on each exhibition, click through to J.D Fergusson, The Colourful World of Kaffe Fassett, Sense and Sensuality, Mondrian and his Studios, and Comics Unmasked.
J. D. Fergusson, Portrait of Anne Estelle Rice, 1908. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh: purchased 1971
Original artwork from Batman and Robin. (c) Frank Quitely
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, The Black Cat, 1898. Arwas Archives. Photo credit: Pete Huggins
Piet Mondrian, No. VI / Composition No. II 1920. Tate © 2014 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International USA
Charleston Summer Needlepoint, Courtesy of Hugh Ehrman © Kaffe Fassett Studio