Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France) Mother and Child by a Fountain, 1901. Oil on canvas, 16 1/8 x 12 7/8 in. (41 x 32.7 cm). Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982. 1984.433.23. © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Art-Inspired Picks for Mom

The perfect gifts to say "Thank you" this Mother's Day

On Sunday, May 14, visit The Met to treat Mom to a range of art-inspired experiences. From visiting her favorite gallery to stopping for brunch in one of The Met’s restaurants, give her an experience she’ll be sure to remember.  No matter where you celebrate, thank Mom for all she does with a gift from The Met Store. Not found anywhere else, these unique gifts are sure to make her smile. 


Mary Cassatt (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1844–1926 Le Mesnil-Théribus, Oise), Mother and Child, 1900. Oil on canvas, 36 3/8 x 29 in. (92.4 x 73.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.48).

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Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Mrs. Samuel Mifflin and Her Granddaughter Rebecca Mifflin Francis. 1777-80. Oil on canvas, 50 1/8 x 40 1/4 in. (127 x 101.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Egleston Fund, 1922, 22.153.2.


 Japanese Wave Pattern Bowl


Made in Japan, this elegant bowl features a wave design that recalls a 19th-century stencil or katagami in The Met collection. These stencils were used to create patterns on silk kimonos or other textiles using resist-dying techniques dating back to the 7th century. Traditionally, katagami are made of cut sheets of washi paper and feature intricate designs, rendering them extremely fragile. Whether she’s a lover of textiles, Japanese art, or nautical motifs, this elegant bowl is sure to please.


Shoes, Shoes, Shoes Scarf


Put your best foot forward with this playful scarf that takes inspiration from The Costume Institute collection, which houses more than 2,000 pairs of shoes from throughout history and around the world. Highlighting some of the most famous and fanciful designs in our collection, this soft silk twill scarf will please any fashion fanatic. 


Daily Masterpiece Five-Year Diary 


Make new memories with Mom. This hardcover diary features a line a day accompanied by iconic works of art from throughout The Met collection, perfect for recording life’s most special moments. Whether a birthday, holiday, or even a special visit to the Museum, this diary will let Mom look back on cherished memories for years to come.  


 Luxury Linen Watercolor Set


Inspire her inner artist with this luxurious watercolor set. Stocked with everything she’ll need to get started, this portable set features professional-quality paints along with a pad of acid-free paper by Fabriano, the renowned Italian paper maker favored by Michelangelo. 


Ganymede Ram’s Head Bracelet


Give Mom the gift she’ll never want to take off. Our Ganymede Ram’s Head Bracelet takes inspiration from an original pair in The Met collection dating back to Hellenistic Greece. This classical design is an extremely fine example of gold filigree technique from the period. Our reproduction is made of sterling silver with 18k gold overlay, also designed to stand the test of time. 



Léon Bonnat (French, Bayonne 1833–1922 Monchy-Saint-Eloi). An Egyptian Peasant Woman and Her Child, 1869–70. Oil on canvas, 73 1/2 x 41 1/2 in. (186.7 x 105.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887. 87.15.97

Virgin and Child, first quarter14th century Normandy, France. Limestone with traces of paint and gilding, 61 1/2 x 18 x 11 in. (156.2 x 45.7 x 27.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941. 41.190.279


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