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The 2022 LACMA Holiday Gift Guide

December 3, 2022
Alexander Schneider, Assistant Editor

Looking for holiday gifts for all the art and design lovers in your life? The LACMA Store has you covered with a thoughtfully curated selection gifts, from art books and exhibition catalogues to clothing and accessories to limited edition works of art and presents for all ages.

The 2022 Gift Guide is inspired by the museum’s collection and this year’s exciting exhibitions like Objects of DesireBarbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You., Black American Portraits, and more. We’re especially delighted to include a range of beautifully designed gifts inspired by Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980—including iconic objects by many of the makers showcased in the exhibition—which you can find at a new, dedicated retail location next to the exhibition in BCAM, Level 2.

You can also do your holiday shopping virtually at the LACMA Store online, open around the clock. Browse our picks below, and be sure to shop early: the final date for December 25 delivery is December 20, though we highly encourage you to place your orders well before that. Two-day expedited shipping is also available in the United States.

Or, give your favorite art lover the gift of 12 full months of LACMA―free admission, invitations to members-only events, discounts at the LACMA Store, access to Member Previews, and much more—with a gift membership! Your gift also gives back to the museum: membership funds support LACMA's mission to serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art. For a limited time, gift memberships are 10% off with code GIFT10! And for only $5, you can add an exclusive canvas tote to your gift membership.

Alvar Aalto Vase 270mm Ultramarine Blue
$245 | Member price: $220.50

Designed by architect Alvar Aalto in 1936, the Aalto collection is a globally recognized icon of Finnish glass art. The organic, wavy silhouette of this is perfect for flowers, and the bright ultramarine blue brings out the its curves beautifully. Each Aalto vase is hand-crafted and mouthblown at the Iittala Glass Factory in Finland.

More of Aalto’s designs are now on view in Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980.

Black American Portraits Catalogue
$49.95 | Member price: $44.96

Like the landmark exhibition of the same name that reframed portraiture to center Black American subjects, sitters, and spaces, this beautiful, just-published catalogue showcases over two centuries of art and chronicles how Black Americans have used portraiture to envision themselves in their own eyes.

Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Can Perfumed Candle in Pink/Red
$75 | Member price: $67.50

All eyes were on Warhol’s tomato soup cans after Lil Nas X took his viral “I Will Avenge U Mr Van Gogh” photo in LACMA’s Modern Art Galleries earlier this year. Bring home this Pop art icon in the form of a perfumed candle created by the Givaudan perfumers Shyamala Maisondieu and Olivier Pescheux, with a fragrance containing tomato leaf, basil, and mint, in a Limoges porcelain candle cup.

Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

TOILETPAPER Lipsticks Case in Pink
$40 | Member price: $36

Super colorful, irreverent, and versatile, this makeup case is part of a new and unmissable collection designed by TOILETPAPER, the brainchild of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari.

This photo and more from TOILETPAPER are now on view in Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising.

Pre-Columbian Feline Figure Earrings
$24 | Member price: $21.60

Perfect for those who loved the groundbreaking exhibition The Portable Universe / El Universo en Tus Manos: Thought and Splendor of Indigenous Colombia, these 24-karat gold plate earrings—handcrafted in Colombia by artisans who specialize in Pre-Columbian arts—are a reproduction of a pectoral ornament from the Tolima culture. Their form suggests an anthropo-zoomorphic figure with feline and bird-like attributes.

Artwork: Howard Smith, Vallila, Textile, designed c. 1978, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Kenneth Erwin, © Erik J. Smith & Erna Aaltonen

Howard Smith Tea Towel
$40 | Member price: $36

African American artist Howard Smith moved to Finland to escape systematic racism and lack of professional opportunities in his home country and quickly found community in Helsinki art and design circles. Committed to making less expensive, more accessible work, Smith designed printed cheerful textiles for the Finnish firm Vallila, many of which, like this one, were exported back to the United States. 

This textile is now on view in Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980.

Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse Exhibition Catalogue
$49.95 | Member price: $44.96

One of the most significant contributors to fashion between 1990 and 2010, British designer Lee Alexander McQueen was both a conceptual and a technical virtuoso. Taking a reflective look at McQueen’s artful design process, the beautifully illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse is an essential piece of fashion history that documents the designer’s diverse sources of inspiration by displaying his imaginative fashions alongside related artworks.

Artwork: David Hockney, Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio, 1980, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by the F. Patrick Burns Bequest, © David Hockney, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

David Hockney Mulholland Drive Poster
$19 | Member price: $17.10

David Hockney has become one of the art world's most iconic chroniclers of Los Angeles thanks to paintings like Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio (1980). Bring home his colorful L.A. landscape with this reproduction poster.

Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio is now on view in our Modern Art Galleries.

Artwork © 2021 Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger Sticker Collection
$14.95 | Member price: $13.46

These images were handpicked by Kruger to accompany the landmark exhibition Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You. This pack contains 16 graphic stickers, featuring four of the artist’s humorous text-based artworks critiquing desire and consumerism.

Artwork: Georgia O'Keeffe, Horse's Skull with Pink Rose, 1931, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation, © Museum Associates/LACMA, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Georgia O'Keeffe Horse's Skull with Pink Rose Custom Print
Starting at $35 (member price: $31.50) unframed 

Horse’s Skull with Pink Rose (1931) is an iconic work by O'Keeffe, a masterpiece that links the artists earlier flower paintings created in New York City and her later desert paintings. It is one of many works in LACMA’s collection offered as exclusive custom prints in a variety of size and framing options. 

Horse’s Skull with Pink Rose is now on view in the Modern Art Galleries.

Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

BLACMA T-shirt
$40 | Member price: $36

This shirt was made to commemorate the establishment of LACMA’s Black/African American Employee Resource Group (BLACMA) in 2021. This internal group of employees supports each other personally and professionally through meetings and collaboration. The membership works across the museum to share projects, offer feedback, and foster opportunities for professional development. BLACMA advocates for inclusive work environments and strives to be a resource for current and future museum professionals, at LACMA and beyond.

Paul Outerbridge, Jr. Christmas Gifts Holiday Cards
$14.95 | Member price: $13.46

This pack of 10 festive greeting cards reproduces a photo by Paul Outerbridge, Jr., the photographer known for his early work in color who used the difficult but sublime carbro-color process. The original photo, Christmas Gifts, may have been taken for House Beautiful's December 1936 holiday guide.

Christmas Gifts is now on view in Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising.

The LACMA Store is open every day of the week except Wednesdays alongside the museum. You can also browse and order from the LACMA Store online anytime.