Con Brio Glass Jewelry by Susan Butler celebrates color and the glass art movement started at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962 by creating versatile designs using flameworking and fused glass techniques. Separate the three-tiered necklace and a strand becomes a bracelet.
Just hang this Joel Hotchkiss Mobile up in your house and enjoy! Hotchkiss has created numerous mobile commissions for private homes and commercial spaces. Bring the art gallery into your home or office with Kikkerland’s mobile photo clip. Leave space on your shelves and put your photos in this artistic, chrome-plated steel mobile. Your pictures will never look better.
Exhibition catalogues are a great way for you to both revisit your favorite exhibitions and share them with friends and family who may have missed them. Detroit Disassembled: Photographs by Andrew Moore provides vivid reproductions of the images from the popular exhibition of the same name. Named one of the top picks for books in the 2010 New York Times Holiday Gift Guide, it is now in its third printing. The Penland Book of Glass: Master Classes in Flamework Techniques offers stunning photographs, brilliant essays
There are endless ways kids can build with this award-winning toy. Little ones (and adults) can design simple or complex structures with this set of interlocking slotted card pieces in five basic shapes. The Museum Store has several different building sets that improve hand-eye coordination and reinforce principles of balance and spatial relationships.
Love yesterday’s Ollin Arm Candy bags? Show off your favorite candy fixation with Ollin Arm Candy Headbands. Using the same technique and materials as the bags, these headbands have no-pull elastic at base of neck to keep them in place.
Ollin Arm Candy bags are created using ancient Mayan techniques, but don’t think these are artifacts! Defective candy wrappers are upcycled to create several styles, including clutches, wristlets, purses and weekenders. It can take up to four thousand wrappers and four days for an artisan to create each tear-free and durable bag.
Art is very sweet with these Andy Warhol chocolate bars. Add a little bit of milk or dark chocolate wrapped in some of Warhol’s most famous quotes to your art-lover’s stocking this holiday.
Games by Funnybone Toys incorporate strong design principles to stimulate creativity and give your brain a workout. These games are designed to be enjoyed by players of all ages. ARRAY: Connect the cards to build a beautiful array of colors. You can play Array on a table – but for even more fun, play it on the floor and see how big your array can grow! CUBU: Visual illusion leads to confusion as you try to follow number and color sequences, don’t forget to watch
Small Business Saturday falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is dedicated to driving sales to small businesses on one of the busiest holiday shopping weekends of the year. This countdown item also comes with an in-store discount. Some of the most popular products in the museum store, especially during the holiday season, are those that feature Winter Evening. By regional artist Raphael Gleitsmann, this painting – part of the museum’s collection and on view in the McDowell Galleries – documents Akron’s bustling Main
We are starting this year’s countdown with something every gift-buyer needs: wrapping paper. Don’t just wrap your presents in generic paper this holiday season! These exciting designs are the by-products of creating fine art and are actual photos taken of surfaces in the artists’ studios. Alternatively, if animal prints are more your style, we have that too. The Akron Art Museum is the exclusive venue in Ohio to carry this all-occasion, high quality paper from Wrapped LA.