Visit the Gift Gallery for a fascinating selection of items that complement the museum’s exhibitions and collections, as well as products by over 100 regional artists and craftsmen. Conveniently located in the Museum of Art, the Gift Gallery offers a variety of pieces including:
- Images from the Museum’s collection available on postcards, note cards, bookmarks, magnets or fine art prints
- Exhibition catalogs and museum publications
- Books about art and the masters who create it, as well as books by local authors
- Educational toys, art related puzzles and games, and art books for kids
- Handcrafted jewelry, glassware, pottery, apparel, and wooden products
- Works by regional artists including prints, photographs, and sculptures
There is always free admission to the Gift Gallery, which is located on the Genesee Street level of the Museum of Art. Parking is free and available in the Institute’s parking lot at the State Street entrance to the museum.
Every purchase supports the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute’s exhibitions and educational programs. MWPAI Members enjoy a 10% discount on most items (consignment items excluded).
Whether you are looking for something to remember your visit to MWPAI or an outstanding gift for someone special, the Gift Gallery has a thoughtful selection of distinctive gifts that are sure to please. Gift cards are also available.
Hairpins Crafted From Old Buttons
A tin of grandma’s old buttons is the inspiration for hairpins designed by Marissa Olivera of Utica and available in the Gift Gallery. Buttons of assorted colors, shapes and sizes; ones with great detail, ones that don't match and ones so unique you wonder what kind of garment it ever belonged to are too beautiful to be kept tucked away. They deserve to be seen and enjoyed and given new life. Marissa has given these buttons new life as fun, decorative hairpins.
New Items in the Gift Gallery
- 2015 Artist Calendars are Now Available as Wall,Mini Wall and Engagement
- Sterling Jewelry Designs from Fayetteville Jeweler Sam Graceffo
- Floral Packaged Cards from Watercolorist Joan Klossner
- Sweet Pea Card and Print from Hand Painted Silk Artist Jan Rumbutis
- Prints from Lorraine Kreimeyer including "Choice" an Illustration from the Story "Ahimsa's Journey"
- Artistic Photo Tiles and Coasters from Creative Images
- Silk Scarves and Ties from Suzanne Costanza
- Local Images in Note Cards and Postcards from artistJoanne de Stefano
Painting Supply Sale for The Little Artist
- Tuesday, September 2 through Sunday, September 14
- Little Artist Paint Kits - 20% OFF
- Crayola Art Smocks - 20% OFF
- 12" x 18" Finger Paint Pads - 35% OFF
Fine Venetian Glass Featured in the Gift Gallery
The Gift Gallery is featuring the fine Venetian Glass jewelry designs of Andrea Menghetti.
After graduating from college
Andrea taught English in a small Italian town, traveled throughout Italy and fell in love with the creativity and artistry of the people.
By the early 90's Andrea was importing and distributing a wide range of Venetian Glass jewelry and gifts. After years of carefully selecting jewelry styles for her customers, Andrea started modifying some of the earrings and necklaces. She was responding to customers' requests for casual elegance, something unique yet versatile enough to be worn day and evening. She mixed Venetian Glass beads with sterling silver, freshwater pearls and other unique ornamentation to give jewelry a modern, updated look. Andrea loves the vivid colors of Venetian Glass and now surrounds herself with thousands of beads in her Pacific Grove Studio in California where she designs and makes jewelry.
Andrea's jewelry is sold throughout the country in finer gift stores, galleries and museums. You will find her jewelry at some of the most prestigious museum gift shops in United States including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Baltimore Museum of Art. After years working in this field Andrea has found that jewelry transcends words, transcends borders, and speaks a common language of understanding to those who recognize and appreciate beauty.
Please note the Gift Gallery as well as the rest of the Museum of Art is now open Friday nights until 8 p.m. Start your weekend fun at MWPAI. There will be special Friday night discounts on select items each week in August.
Overstock Sale Held Over for the Month of July
There is still time to reap big savings in overstocked books and jewelry Up to 50% off!
Don't miss out, time and inventory are limited.
Local “How-to” Book Available in the Gift Gallery
The Gift Gallery is pleased to offer a “how-to” book by local authors.Eleven local women have been meeting for the past five years to support each other in living more wholehearted, joyful lives. They called themselves the Juicy People Creativity & Camaraderie Club. They have just published the Creativity & Camaraderie Club Handbook: Have More Fun, Live More Wholeheartedly, Encourage Each Other.
This "how-to" handbook describes in detail how to start a creativity club of your own. The book celebrates a broad definition of creativity in six arenas of wholehearted creative interaction. The cover design has just won an award!
A creativity club emphasizes two proven Mind Body Spirit wellness recommendations - a regular creativity practice and ongoing, scheduled, "real-live" healthy social interaction.
Stop by and pick up your copy today and start your own Creativity & Camaraderie Club.
Fused Glass Wonders Available
The Gift Gallery is pleased to now offer the fused glass creations of Imaginative Creations from Westmoreland artist Sandra Martin-Smith.
Sandra started Imaginative Creations in 2002 as an outlet for her handmade fused glass gifts and jewelry. Sandra and her husband A.J. design and create all of their pieces individually with emphasis on originality, color, texture, and shape. They love collaborating on their glass and sharing their work with appreciative patrons and fellow artists. They are in a constant state of flux, as their techniques, materials, and processes are constantly evolving. This evolution by-product is the main source of their creativity, and increased popularity of our original fused glass merchandise. Meet Sandra and A.J. Wednesday, July 2 during the Meet the Artists Series at the MWPAI Summer Arts Festival.
Get inspired with the opening on June 14 of our newest exhibition The Golden Age of European Painting. The Gift Gallery will feature Golden acrylic paints, a variety of canvas and brushes to paint your own masterpiece.
Tuesday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(315) 797-0000 ext. 2155
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