The Museum Shop is gearing up for the holidays with an influx of new items sure to please any art-lover—then again, why wait until the holidays to check these items out?
These artist umbrellas are going to be anyone’s saving grace as we enter the rainy season, aka wintertime. In stock are umbrellas inspired by some of our favorite artists, such as van Gogh, Monet and Klimt. They’re sure to brighten up any and all rainy days. Each umbrella goes for $29.95.
Inspired by our milestone exhibition Ho‘oulu Hawai‘i: The King Kalākaua Era, the Museum Shop has these stunning playing cards inspired by Hawaiian culture and ali‘i and created by Diamond Head Games. This limited collector’s item is called “The House of Kalākaua,” and “represents the last dynasty and final monarchs of the Hawaiian Kingdom government before it was overthrown in the year 1893.” A deck of cards will run you $14.
Who’s your favorite art history figure? (Let’s be real, we all have at least one.) Represent them loud and proud with these adorable art history heroes by Today is Art Day, who aims to make art history more fun for everyone. Each action figure comes with a list of accomplishments and fun accessories. Each figurine is $29.95.
If art-inspired action heroes aren’t your thing then you’ll probably appreciate a new jewelry selection. The Shop is excited to feature handmade jewelry by Sarah Cavender. Lightweight and delicate, Sara Cavender developed a technique of treating and folding the mesh to create beautiful flower and bug sculptures out of unique materials. Each piece is plated or oxidized and then finished by a process of hand painting with bronze powders in a base of lacquer and then sealed. All colors are individually mixed and custom tinted.
Remember, shopping at the Shop directly supports the museum—all proceeds go into museum programs and operations, not shareholders’ dividends. In a way, by shopping at the museum, you’re giving back to the community—which includes you!