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The 2021 Museum Store Holiday Gift Guide

an image of the museum store's holiday decor, including trees decorated with colorful garland and paper snowflakes
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is closed today, Monday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Any programs, tours, lectures or classes will not be held. If you are a ticket holder for a tour or an event today, we’ll contact you about rescheduling.

The holidays are the perfect time to stop by the Crystal Bridges Museum Store. No need to stress about holiday shopping when you can swing by the museum and find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list! Here, we’ve put together a holiday gift guide with unique products available at the Museum Store to help inspire your gift list. 

Flying Pig Guitars and a table of merchandise in the museum store

Upcoming Store Events

This season, we also have upcoming events to take advantage of discounts and support local artisans:

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Need some gift shopping inspiration? (We won’t say anything if it’s for you.) Check out what the Museum Store has to offer below:

Apparel

Always a great gift idea, these apparel pieces will make a statement.

a dakota west jacket with bright yellow and red flowers and pink trim in the museum store

Dakota West Jackets (S-XL), $215-375: All jackets are hand-cut from genuine lambskin leather and stitched to mesh underlay, allowing for more mobility and flexibility than other leather jackets.

Women Artist Tee (S-2XL), $28: Represent some of your favorite artists while you’re out and about! Printed on a unisex cotton white tee.

a female model wearing a female artists t-shirt

Children’s Books 

The Museum Store has a variety of educational children’s books, art and non-art related, including these:

two books in the museum store: Making a Great Exhibition on the left, and Jacob Lawrence in the City Board Book on the right

Making a Great Exhibition, $18.99: An exciting insight into the workings of artists and museums, Making a Great Exhibition is a colorful and playful introduction geared to children ages 3 to 7.

Jacob Lawrence in the City Board Book, $7.99: Jacob Lawrence’s exuberant artwork guides readers through a bustling city, complete with builders rat-a-tatting and children playing in the streets. With rhythmic text and 11 iconic paintings, this book is both an introduction to an influential artist and a celebration of city life.

 

Desk Life

Know someone still working from home? Here are a few items by regional artisans to brighten their workday.

a collage of desk items in the museum store: a Ron East wooden pen, a Little Mountain Bindery Bifold Fillion journal, and a wooden Kaleidoscope

Ron East (Bella Vista, Arkansas) Pen, $70: Made from Zebra Wood, this pen can also be refilled with Parker Style refills.

Little Mountain Bindery (Fayetteville, Arkansas) Bifold Fillion, $63: Keep your notes, planner, and journals in one place! Fillions also come with two softcover, blank page notebooks inside.

Steve Coleman (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma) Kaleidoscope, $200: A fun heirloom piece, these kaleidoscopes are made from wood or resin and feature recycled pieces.

Women Artist Mug, $19.99: Pair the mug with the tee and stay productive with this group of inspiring women artists.

a coffee mug featuring the faces of female artists

Home Décor

Look no further for eye-catching home décor!

image of a planter suspended to look like its climbing the wall, made by momoko usami

Momoko Usami (Barnard, Missouri) Scientist Planter, $350: Let this little guy scale up your walls carrying your favorite plants! Originally from Kyoto, Japan, Momoko moved to the US in 2009 for an artist-in-residency program. Her fun and quirky pottery is inspired by her everyday life, dreams, and the Edo Period of Japan.

Clementine Hunter Ornaments, $48: Clementine Hunter , whose work is found in the Crystal Bridges collection, was born in 1886 at Hiddel Hill Plantation in Louisiana and later moved to Melrose Plantation where she lived and worked until her death in 1988. Entirely self-taught, she produced colorful memory paintings that captured everyday life on Melrose Plantation. Each glass ornament is hand sculpted and painted.

image of a painted ornament featuring a house in the style of artist clementine hunter
a Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Cherry Table Lamp

Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Cherry Table Lamp, $800: Frank Lloyd Wright designed this lamp in 1925 for his home in Taliesin, and clients all over the world quickly requested it. With pioneering lines like a cantilever arm and a shade with disappearing corners, the Taliesin 1 became one of the most recognizable designs of Wright’s. Handcrafted by American artisans in Florence, Alabama, and officially licensed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Cherry Floor Lamp, $2,200: In 1933, when Frank Lloyd Wright converted the original gymnasium of his Hillside Home School into a theater, he designed lighting pendants composed of rectangular light boxes and plywood shields to be suspended from the tall ceiling. These fixtures proved to be a lighting innovation, providing comfortable indirect light without the use of glass or shades. In 1952, when the theater was rebuilt following a fire, Wright modified the design of the original fixtures for use in the dining room, attaching them to the oak beam overhead. He found their soft, indirect light so pleasing that he had a standing floor lamp of the same design fabricated for use in his own home, Taliesin.

a Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Cherry Floor Lamp

Crystal Bridges Gifts

Not sure what to get someone on your list? Share the love of Crystal Bridges!

a metal ornament picturing the buildings of crystal bridges

Crystal Bridges Ornament, $25: Display the architecture of Crystal Bridges on your tree or around your house with this special metal ornament.

In American Waters Exhibition Catalog, $60: Have you seen our temporary exhibition In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting? Continue your seafaring journey with the exhibition catalog, complete with full-color artwork images and curatorial essays. This volume reveals the sea as an expansive way to reflect on American culture and environment and to question what it means to be “in American waters.”

In American Waters is on view at Crystal Bridges through January 31, 2022. Get tickets here.

a stack of copies of the In American Waters catalog
Crystal Bridges museum art galleries

Crystal Bridges Membership: Give the gift of a museum membership! Members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including free admission to temporary exhibitions, discounts on programs, events, and Museum Store purchases, and invitations to members-only events. Plus your support helps fund the free or low-cost events, classes, and community outreach that allow Crystal Bridges to make the power of art accessible to all.

To purchase a membership, visit here. 

See something you like? Stop by Crystal Bridges and see us today, or give us a call at (479) 657-2310.

 

*Discounts do not apply to Chihuly editions, Robert Lugo mugs, or North Forest Lights merchandise.