On Sunday, November 26, 2023, the Museum Store at the Huntington Museum of Art will participate in Museum Store Sunday, an annual holiday shopping day supporting cultural institutions and their stores.
This year, more than 2,100 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 25 countries, and five continents will celebrate Museum Store Sunday and offer unique gifts for the holiday season – with all purchases supporting its parent institution and the artisans and craftspeople who create many of the gifts found in museum stores.
The Museum will offer extended visiting hours on November 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and free admission for all Museum guests that day. “We have created a unique product mix at the Museum Store that features items created right around the corner as well as one-of-kind pieces from around the world,” said Raine Klover, HMA Director of Guest Services. “On Museum Store Sunday, everything in the store will be discounted by 10% with Museum Members receiving an additional 10% discount. Local artisans will fill HMA’s Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall selling their wares from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to support local artists as well as the Museum.”
Participating vendors include Appalachian Drip (jewelry & holiday décor); Bashful Bee Press (fine art prints & more); Cathy Cover (home décor); Debra Richardson (prints & holiday décor); Eric Pardue (ceramics); Julia Conley (eco-printed accessories & home goods); Lady Eureka (crochet items); LezBake (delicious baked goods); Michelle’s Geekery (all things geeky); Mary Jo Martin (soaps, jewelry, holiday décor); Matt Smith (fine art prints & more); Suzanne Alexander (author); Teresa Gail Designs (handmade silver jewelry); and Zane Pinson (ceramics).
Patricia Sampson, President of the Museum Store Association’s Board of Directors, said, “Museum Store Sunday is an opportunity for the community to support their local cultural institutions simply by doing their holiday shopping at their museum stores. Patrons will find a collection of unique, educational, and creative items in these museum stores – gifts you can’t find anywhere else, and gifts that everyone on their list will love. By shopping on Museum Store Sunday, you’ll not only find the perfect holiday gifts for your friends and family, but you can also know that your dollars are directly supporting the cultural institution’s mission and programs. It’s a way to shop consciously, shop smart, and shop local.”
For more information on events at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.
West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.