Aren’t we all looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day? The Museum Store offers items that connect you to our Collection, special exhibitions, and local makers. The following books, accessories, and more make great gifts to show that special mom in your life you’re thinking of her. Here’s a selection of our personal favorites (that we might even be purchasing for our own mothers!).
For the mom who loves to read…
Almost Lost Arts is a celebration of tactile beauty and a tribute to human ingenuity. In-depth profiles tell the stories of 20 artists who have devoted their lives to preserving traditional techniques. Gorgeous photographs reveal these craftspeople’s studios, from Oaxaca to Kyoto, and from Milan to Tennessee. $35.
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life discusses the importance of contemporary artists sustaining a creative practice over time. Its stories will inform and inspire any student, young artist, or art enthusiast, and will help redefine what “success” means to a professional artist. The 40 essays collected in Living and Sustaining a Creative Life are written in the artists’ own voices and take the form of narratives, statements, and interviews. Each story is different and unique, but the common thread is an ongoing commitment to creativity, inside and outside the studio. $35.50.
For the mom who can never get enough handcrafted jewelry…(and who could blame her!)
These gorgeous hand-painted earrings by local artist FernWorks feature an evening forest landscape. $72.
If the mom in your life likes to make a statement with her accessories then you must take a look at these Siren’s Holler Carnelian Chandelier Earrings. They are made of genuine carnelian stones and solid brass. $215.
If she’s more into hand jewelry then check our selection of these sterling silver rings handmade by local artisan Nora Julia. $110.
…or this gold on black cube bracelet by Viola Spells that will turn heads. $85.
This Erica Bailey Pentagon Geode necklace adds a little sparkle to any outfit. $150.
For the trendsetter mom…
…who’s always cold but also very stylish, this wrap (featured in pink) is made from buttery soft long-staple organic Egyptian cotton that’s spun in Italy and comes in five different colors! Mom will want to wear this year-round. $98.
…who loves Abstract Expressionism and Jackson Pollock. This is a Pollock Fathom Scarf and is guaranteed to enhance any outfit! $75.
If the mom in your life prefers to carry a clutch, this one will be a conversation piece. It conveniently fits a phone, wallet, keys, and more. $27.99.
Or if she carries more cargo, we love the message on this larger “Art is a Guaranty of Sanity” Tote. $35.
Adonna Khare’s coloring book offers 20 pages of gorgeous animal imagery just waiting for your mom to doodle and de-stress—extensively tested by Khare herself to accept most common dry mediums as well as marker and light watercolor washes. $30.