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8 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to the Museum Store

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Eight Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to the Museum Store:

TH120124CB_BKW_5D_0210A_lores ONE: Step inside, look around, and take in the view.  Does the ribbed cherry woodwork look familiar?  It should.  Designed by architect Marlon Blackwell, the store interior is meant to look like the lamella or the underside of a mushroom.  (The store’s wood-themed architecture is also very much fitting to the area.  Blackwell was a student of the regionally acclaimed architect, Fay Jones…who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.  You may also notice that the pendant lights above the registers look like dandelion seed heads.

 

Image 2 TWO: Get Crafty.  The Store is full of materials that will stir your creative side.  You may even want to make the Museum Store your first stop!  Pick up a sketch pad and some graphite pencils so you can spend some time in the galleries sketching as you are inspired by the masterworks on view.

Image 3 THREE: Learn about your favorite artist or genre: check out our book area.  There are books about artists, schools of art, nature, and architecture. You’ll find a copy of Celebrating the American Spirit, Crystal Bridges’ collection catalog. There are three different covers available from which to choose.

 

Image 4 FOUR: Take some time to play.  Step into our children’s area.  We often find children of all ages exploring the area we’ve set aside just for play.  Full of puppets, puzzles, and educational games, there is something here for everyone.

 

StorePick_June02 FIVE: Find a distinctive piece of jewelry for yourself or your special someone.  Unique and handcrafted jewelry is what you’ll find as you peruse our collection of wearable art.

 

Image 6 SIX: Ask questions.  Whether you need help finding your way or help finding a postcard or gift, our welcoming and knowledgeable staff are ready to answer your questions.

 

Image 7 SEVEN: Make the memory of your visit to Crystal Bridges last.  Archival prints, magnets, and postcards of your favorite art are among the many items available to take home with you.

 

Image 8 EIGHT: Touch some art.  The Museum Store features the work of nearly thirty regional artists.  Here you are invited to examine the work of these artists.  You’ll see authentic craftsmanship, excellence, natural materials, and of course, beauty.

 

Now you know the ways to get the most out of your visit to the Museum Store!  Be sure to keep an eye on our calendar to keep up-to-date on upcoming trunk shows, artist and auathor appearances, and demonstrations coming up at Crystal Bridges!

 

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