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Release Date: November 21, 2016

Holiday Shop Opens at National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gifts of All Kinds for Art Lovers

National Gallery of Art West Building Shop decorated for the holidays

National Gallery of Art West Building Shop decorated for the holidays

Washington, DC—The National Gallery of Art continues to be a prime location for holiday shoppers in the nation's capital. This season a newly designed and merchandised shop has opened to celebrate the Gallery's 75th anniversary and to mark the reopening of the East Building galleries. The new East Building Shop is situated on the Concourse of the East Building and features gifts and souvenirs specially chosen to complement the 20th- and 21st-century collections and special exhibitions on view in the building.

East Building Shop

The one-thousand-square-foot shop was designed to reflect the surrounding architecture of I. M. Pei's iconic design, as seen in the shop's elegant triangular space and its fixtures and displays. A wide range of art-related gifts for all is available, including fine and costume jewelry, textiles and accessories, books and catalogs, unusual and practical decorative home accents and tableware, posters, postcards, and unique items, such as dazzling programmable light cubes.

Gifts for all ages include reproductions and adaptations of works by the great names and movements of the 20th- and 21st century: Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Delaunay, Man Ray, Piet Mondrian, Alexander Calder, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Harry Bertoia, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, as well as dada, minimalism, and pop.

The selection also includes beautiful hand-woven and hand-made accessories by indigenous artisans and women's cooperatives in India and Italy.

Concourse and West Building Shops

The new East Building Shop joins the Gallery's other highly acclaimed shops, including, on the Concourse between the West and East Buildings, one of the museum world's finest art book stores, which features an in-depth collection of catalogs, monographs, and illustrated gift books for connoisseurs, art enthusiasts, and newcomers to the art world scene; as well as an eye-popping children's shop devoted to young art lovers, from preschool-age to school-age readers of artist biographies to young, enthusiastic, and amazingly imaginative creators who will delight in our wide selection of art materials, including paints, pastels, sketchbooks, origami paper, and calligraphy sets, to unleash their inner artist.

The West Building Shop offers an assortment of jewelry, textiles, men's gifts, and holiday boxed cards and ornaments, as well as Judaica.

NGA Custom Prints

Order custom-made, museum-quality prints and framing online ( or through touchscreen kiosks in the West and East Gallery Shops. Choose from a wide selection of images from the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Custom prints are made in the USA and shipped for delivery within two weeks.

2017 National Gallery of Art Engagement Calendar

The bestselling National Gallery of Art Engagement Calendar is a perennial favorite of art enthusiasts and presents a treasury of works from the collection, including iconic holdings and exciting new acquisitions by Vincent van Gogh, John Singer Sargent, Berthe Morisot, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Albrecht Dürer, and Winslow Homer. Famous paintings from the Dutch and Italian Renaissance, French impressionism, and American schools, as well as drawings, photographs, and sculpture, are all represented in this annual showcase of the Gallery's fine collection.

Highlights from the National Gallery of Art, Washington

A new guidebook of more than 400 of the Gallery's masterworks features lavish reproductions of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, decorative arts, and new media, and insightful commentaries from the Gallery's curatorial staff. The guidebook is available in English, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish editions.

The Official National Gallery of Art Advent Calendar

Perhaps the most beloved and enduring image in Christian art and culture is the Madonna and Child. Twenty-five magnificent examples of this theme have been selected from the collections of the National Gallery of Art for this Advent calendar.

The Nutcracker Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar

Make your own festive charm bracelet in a countdown to Christmas with one of our best-selling items! This musical jewelry box–style Advent calendar is beautifully decorated with a pop-up nutcracker theater scene to remind visitors of 75 years of Gallery concerts and educational programming.

Madonna and Child Boxed Holiday Cards

This year's US Postal Service Christmas stamp features the Florentine Madonna and Child from a 15th-century tempera-on-panel painting in the Widener Collection of the National Gallery of Art. This elegant image is available on a boxed set of holiday cards in the Gallery Shops and online, alongside a wide variety of seasonal cards and Christmas ornaments highlighting works in the collection. Share your love of the Gallery with family and friends this holiday season.

Laurel and Lyre Ornament

Visitors can enjoy the Gallery's collection of unique ornaments based on works from the permanent collection. This year's addition is the music-themed Laurel and Lyre ornament, with a design adapted from an 18th-century volume of French engravings.

New Exhibition Catalogs for Current and Upcoming Special Exhibitions

Catalogs documenting and expanding on current and upcoming special exhibitions include Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker; Dwan Gallery: Los Angeles to New York, 1959–1971; Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt; Stuart Davis: In Full Swing; Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence.

Make your selections in person in the Gallery Shops at the National Gallery of Art, online at, by e-mail at [email protected], or by telephone weekdays at (800) 697-9350.

Press Contact:
Sarah Edwards Holley, (202) 842-6359 or [email protected]

General Information

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National Gallery of Art
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Landover, MD 20785
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The Gallery also offers a broad range of newsletters for various interests. Follow this link to view the complete list.