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The Finest Holiday Gifts from the Milwaukee Art Museum Store

Posted on November 19th, 2008

The Milwaukee Art Museum Store offers a wide selection of original and imaginative holiday gifts for everyone on your list. The very best of artful jewelry, household accessories, ceramics and exciting toys are all available—many inspired by the Museum’s Collection. 


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The Museum Store is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m. Museum admission is not required to shop. Milwaukee Art Museum Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases, and gift-wrapping at no charge. All proceeds from purchases in the Store benefit the Milwaukee Art Museum.


Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum Store online at http://store.mam.org or by phone at 414-224-3210 during store hours (listed above) using a credit card for payment—American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are honored. Shipping charges are additional. Allow 2-7 days for delivery, based on location.

Don’t Forget!
Member Double Discount Days:
Thursdays Dec 4, 11, and 18: 10am-8pm
Members receive 20% off all regularly priced merchandise. Free gift wrapping as always!

Milwaukee Art Museum Store Gift Cards
Shopping for someone who has everything? Give the gift of discovery in the Museum Store, where they are sure to find something that will both intrigue and excite them. Available in denominations of $25, $50, $75 and $100.

Pantone Mugs and Bags from W2
The W2 brand was established with the belief that all products should have a purpose. That old adage “Form Follows Function” is the W2 mantra. Mugs are available in two colorways of ten mugs each—the original primary Pantone mug collection, and a new 2008 collection of ten complimentary colors.  The mugs are sold individually so you can mix and match to suit your taste. $13/$11.70 Members

Messenger bags—the perfect fall accessory—are ideal for laptops or anything else you want to bring with you. They  feature functional pockets, bright contrasting interiors, and an adjustable strap. These sturdy canvas bags are available in an array of bold colors. $82/$73.80 Members

Mywalit—The wallet you never forget!
Innovative design and bold colors are the hallmarks of leather goods from Mywalit. Only the finest soft nappa leathers are used in creating an array of men’s and women’s wallets, bags and accessories. Make your bold choice today! $99/$89.10 Members

Oceana International Wood Watches
These elegant, stylish, timepieces are finely crafted from exotic and domestic woods such as sandalwood, rosewood, maplewood and walnut. They are light on the wrist, smooth to the hand and hypoallergenic. Available in various designs of pocket and wrist watches—with genuine Italian leather or wooden bands. You’ll be amazed by the craftsmanship, beauty, and comfort when you wear one. $138/$124.20 Members

Got All Your Marbles? Fancy Mod Pendant

This line of interchangeable jewelry is elegant, sophisticated, and cutting edge. The patented tension mechanism allows you to change the marble or gemstone in their jewelry. The pendant includes 30 translucent and opaque colors, including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, black, white; translucents and opaques, cats eyes, and iridescents. Additional styles available. Pendant $72/$64.80 Members    

Michael Graves Alessi Tea Kettle, Creamer & Sugar Bowl
New Special Limited Edition—Black
For generations, the Alessi family has been involved in metal work and design. Since the 1950’s, they have collaborated with artists, architects and designers to produce items for the home. Michael Graves is world-renowned for his award winning architecture, and has designed well o ver 500 objects for the home.
The tea kettle, originally designed by Graves in 1985, has sold more units than any other item in Alessi history.  Now available in black, the simple geometry of the kettle has a personality, and is designed to blow water faster than any other kettle on the market. The black grooved handle lets you know it is cool to the touch. And of course the bird whistles! The kettle has a capacity of two liters. $175/$157.50 Members

The matching polished stainless steel creamer and sugar bowl with spoon are natural extensions to the bird whistle kettle. Also available in limited edition black. Creamer $88/$79.20 Members, Sugar bowl $70/$63 Members                              

Motherboard Coaster Set
Capture the intrinsic beauty of technology and enjoy an environmentally friendly alternative to circuitry boards being disposed of in landfills. Each coaster varies by color and pattern, making every item virtually one of a kind. Set of 6 assorted coasters packaged in a tin container. $30/$27 Members

Executive Wooden Toys from Playsam
As a leading Scandinavian design company, Playsam creates innovative and timeless wooden toys for the young and young at heart. These cars will engage those who welcome a visual challenge and crave intellectual creativity. $81/72.90 Members

Pink Dado Squares by Dado Cubes
A toy that’s as beautiful as it is educational…DadoTM combines art and science as kids of all ages explore architectural principles—proportion, balance, structure, composition, and color. A contemporary twist on classic stacking blocks, DadoTM cubes engage the imagination as the slits on each cube are interlocked to create an unlimited number of three-dimensional structures. Available in three additional colorways. $30/$27 Members.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the pink set will be donated to breast cancer research.

Audubon’s Birds of America: The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio
By Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson
This marvelous edition of Audubon’s Birds of America displays all 435 of Audubon‘s brilliant hand colored engravings. These exquisite reproductions are taken from the original plates of the Audubon Society’s archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. Completely reorganized and annotated by Roger Tory Peterson, America’s best-known ornithologist, this volume is the first to rearrange the plates in a more scientific order. Hard cover, 694 pages, 428 full color illustrations / 435 duotones. $185/$166.50 Members

Modern Architecture Pop-Up

By Anton Radevsky and David Sokol (Authors), I.M. Pei, Santiago Calatrava and Richard Meier (Contributors)
The Modern Architecture Pop-Up book showcases three-dimensional replications of some of the most innovative modern and contemporary architecture from around the world. Accompanied by illustrations, photographs, and elaborate pop-ups, the talent and imagination of architects and builders of the modern era are brought to life. Ranging from the nineteenth century to the present day, the book features: Calatrava’s Milwaukee Art Museum, London’s Crystal Palace; the Brooklyn Bridge; the Eiffel Tower; New York’s Flatiron Building; Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, Chicago; Saarinen’s TWA terminal; Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao, and many more. $45.00/$40.50 Members