This season Museum visitors can delight in a selection of distinctive holiday gifts, many produced exclusively for the Philadelphia Museum of Art stores. They range from exquisite, handmade items to silver jewelry, stocking stuffers, best-selling art books, high-quality reproductions of Museum masterpieces, and the timeless gift of membership.
Some of the items celebrate current special exhibitions at the Museum. Kevin O’ Brien Studio of Philadelphia has created a handmade merino wool scarf inspired by Mr. Huling’s Rack Picture (1888), a tromp l’oeil painting by William Michael Harnett that is highlighted in Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life ($95). Colorful cufflinks decorated with John James Audubon’s Carolina Parrots are among the accessories that celebrate the exhibition ($36). The shop in the Perelman Building contains an unusual selection of textiles, offered in conjunction with Art of the Zo: Textiles from Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh . They include tunics, wrap skirts, shawls, and blankets made from silk or cotton by the Zo peoples in workshops that preserve their weaving traditions ($50-$535). Also available are clutch purses and wallets with bright motifs, and silver earrings, necklaces, and bangles ($36-$60).