When you’re short of ideas of what to get those Michelangelos and Monets on your list, look no further than The Met Store’s range of gifts for artists. And whether your artist friends are moody or scholarly, dour or keen on bright colors, presents inspired by the Museum’s mission and The Met collection let you give them dash of artistry.
For the Old Soul
For creative friends who look to the example of 19th-century landscape painters, our Luxury Linen Watercolor Set ($150) is easy to transport to alfresco art-making sessions.
For the Intense Romantic
This Met-branded, spiral-bound Logo Sketchbook ($15) offers 120 blank pages on which your most intense creator friends can pour out their souls.
For the Virtuoso of Line
This Met Store–exclusive set of graphite pencils by Caran d’Ache ($115) lets illustrators showcase their skills in sketching, modeling, cross-hatching, and other drawing techniques. Masterpieces aren’t just made from oil on canvas, after all.
For the Irrepressible Colorist
Exuberant makers need a full palette of hues with which to express their joy. That’s why our Met Store–exclusive Caran d’Ache Art Set ($150) offers watercolor, Aquerelle crayons, and colored pencils in a rainbow of colors.
For the Artist-Scholar
The best-selling, lavishly produced The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings ($75) offers some 1,100 illustrations of over more than 500 pages, drawing on The Met collection of 5,000 years of art. Any artist will find something to love in this volume.