At this point in the holiday shopping season, people generally fall into one of two camps. There are those with a relaxed (some might say smug) air, whose gifts are all wrapped and neatly labeled for distribution. Then, there are others, marked by a desperate, almost crazed appearance, still frantically wandering from shop to shop in an effort to find the perfect present for everyone on their lists.
For individuals in the latter category, the CMA’s Gauguin exhibition boutique, general shop, and online store just may provide the perfect solution, as well as a way to eliminate some of that last-minute holiday stress. Unique items include colorful jewelry, gifts for the home, and even tasty treats for the kitchen. Objects inspired by the Gauguin exhibition feature a French theme and include silk scarves and ties, fragrant soaps, and hand-painted pottery.
If you want to avoid crowds entirely, the museum’s online store features books and posters, stationery, and artistic apparel. All orders placed by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, can even be shipped next-day air to arrive on December 24.
Finally, if you have art aficionados in the house, you may want to consider a gift they can continue to use year-round. Museum memberships provide free tickets to exhibitions, discounts at the store and on art classes, and a subscription to the members magazine, among other great benefits. Memberships, too, can be purchased online or by calling 216-707-2268.
The museum will remain open until 4 p.m. on December 24—giving you plenty of time to procrastinate your shopping trip just a little longer.