Museum Minute: Museum Shop
Opened in 1989, the Museum Shop has been providing visitors with a way to take something home with them for more than three decades. In this holiday season, it’s a great place to find unique and fun art-related gifts for everyone on your list that also benefit the museum, and there’s even free parking for shop customers underneath the museum’s building, accessible off Carlton Street.
New shop manager Adam Clark, who previously worked at the UGA Bookstore, has been busy restocking the shop with museum logo items, including high-quality etched glassware, natural canvas totes, stickers, beanies to keep your head warm, holiday ornaments that feature an intricate cut-out of the museum’s building and brand-new Yeti tumblers in a wide variety of colors. Fisher Space Pens, which write upside down, underwater or over grease, are great for crossword enthusiasts and feature the museum’s monogram in brass.
If you have small folks in your life, you can pick up artist-designed temporary tattoos, board books, Mad Mattr modeling sand and cool art supplies and kits. Magnets make great souvenirs and stocking stuffers, and the shop has both the traditional kind and finger puppet magnets that look like famous artists. Select some artist-made jewelry, a fancy scarf, a colorful felt bag or a hand-blown glass vase for yourself or someone else. The inventory is always changing.