Holiday Shopping at LACMA

LACMA is a great place to buy gifts for the holidays. I know because it’s always my go-to spot (last year, my holiday gifts were mostly our plastic travel cups and leather journals). Our shops have great ideas for holiday gift giving for everyone on your list.

One of the best times to do your holiday shopping is this weekend during our Member Shopping Days (if you aren’t a member, you can join today to get the discounts). As a special thank you, all members get up to 30% off purchases, free gift wrapping, and more throughout the weekend.

One of the most common things I hear when people come out of our exhibition California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way is “I want to buy everything.” We have lots of beautiful items for sale in conjunction with the exhibition—perfect for any mid-century modern design lover.

Strand Scarf, 2011 is a limited edition work of 150 based on an original textile design by Bernard Kester.

Andrea Bernstein from Millworks created graphic textiles and totes that are available exclusively at LACMA during California Design. Andrea’s products are created entirely in California and some of the prints are also available as stretched art.

Many Arts & Architecture magazine covers can be seen throughout the California Design exhibition. We have quite a few available as prints in our shop including a special Gerald Ratto limited-edition signed print. These look great as a series or on their own.

For kids or kids at heart, we have the very first Barbie® doll from 1959 which was recreated in loving detail to commemorate California Design—down to the foot holes made for the original doll stand. As was said in a previous post on the iconic doll’s association with the exhibition, “Barbie embodies the carefree confidence and utter versatility that characterized postwar California.”

Make sure to check out our Art Catalogues shop which features great current and out-of-print catalogues and books on contemporary art. You can view a selection in the online shop or spend time browsing the shelves onsite.

LACMA always has numerous options for stocking stuffers, including watercolor pencils, magnets, erasers, cards, and more. Happy shopping!

Alex Capriotti

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