The 5 Best Art-Inspired Gifts from the Met Store’s Cyber Monday Sale
Cyber Monday profits are expected to hit a record high this year, and even the Metropolitan Museum of Art is getting in on the action. The storied institution’s store is offering 25 percent off prices site-wide with free shipping on every order through midnight tonight. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the art lover in your life or have been waiting to treat yourself to some artful new tea towels, now’s the time to act.
Below are a few of our favorite picks from The Met store’s massive Cyber Monday sale.
1. Delacroix Basket of Flowers shawl
Basket of Flowers was painted from the sanctity of Eugène Delacroix’s country retreat, free from the turmoil of postrevolutionary Paris. Shown in detail on this shawl, Basket of Flowers, which can be found in The Met, was one of only two paintings he deemed suitable for the Salon of 1849.
2. Van Gogh Irises covered mug with tea infuser
Van Gogh created Irises during his yearlong stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy. His brother, Theo, referred to the work as “a beautiful study full of air and life.” The covered mug that bears the design is the perfect companion to any art enthusiast on the go.
3. Mondrian Composition cross-body bag
Based on his 1921 Composition, which is in The Met’s collection, the thick black lines and primary colors on this handbag are instantly recognizable as the work of the trailblazing artist Piet Mondrian. Mondrian believed that his geometric style could transcend disciplines to include design and architecture.
4. William Morris Marigold ruana
A central figure in the Arts and Crafts movement, Morris was celebrated for his intricate, nature-inspired wallpapers, textiles, and handmade household objects. Marigold, seen on this poncho, was block-printed by hand in 1875 and remains one of the artist’s most influential patterns.
5. Louis C. Tiffany poppy ornament
This set of three ornaments, a wonderful addition to an art lover’s Christmas tree, reconfigures some of the best-known products by the Art Nouveau designer Louis Comfort Tiffany: a drawing for a poppy lampshade, a Favrile glass window entitled Grapevine, and a table lamp with a lotus shade, all from the early 1900s.