STRATHMORE HOSTS 23rd MUSEUM SHOP AROUND
18 regional museums open pop-up shops with art-inspired gifts during community favorite holiday event
Museum Shop Around is Strathmore’s art-inspired holiday treasure hunt, where 18 of Washington’s finest museums are setting up shop in the historic Mansion from Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11, 2012. The Mansion galleries will be bursting with heartfelt holiday gifts, toys, unique jewelry, one-of-a-kind art, décor and more from museums including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Phillips Collection, National Geographic, Shakespeare Theatre Company Shop, the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo, President Lincoln’s Cottage, Hillwood Museum Shop and the Audubon Sanctuary Shop. Admission is $9 (Stars Price $8) paid at the door each day; proceeds benefit arts and education programming at Strathmore.
Hours for Museum Shop Around are:
Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Museum Shops Participating in Strathmore’s Museum Shop Around are
- American University Museum – Katzen Museum Store
- Audubon Sanctuary Shop
- Herb Cottage at Washington National Cathedral
- Hillwood Museum Shop
- Just Imagine! The Shop at Imagination Stage
- John F. Kennedy Center Gift Shop
- Montgomery County Historical Society
- National Geographic Store
- National Museum of Women in the Arts
- Phillips Collection
- Pop Corn Gallery at Glen Echo Park
- President Lincoln’s Cottage
- Shakespeare Theatre Company Shop
- Supreme Court Historical Society
- Textile Museum
- The Shop at Strathmore
- U.S. Capitol Historical Society
- U.S. Senate Gift Shop
Among the abundance of fetching finds at Museum Shop Around are commemorative holiday ornaments, as well as decorations made from fused glass and recycled military metals; plush stuffed animals and vintage toys for kids; fun family games and mind-bending brain teasers; literature, such as the cookbook Chef Supreme honoring the husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; fused glass and unusual wood serving utensils and tableware; leather goods; and limited edition totes and accessory pouches. Adornments for holiday hosts includes quirky copper jewelry and baubles that incorporate heirloom broken china, scarves and skirts made from notorious kitsch Christmas sweaters, ruffled and hand-painted silk scarves and felted wool outerwear. To have real impact with their holiday cards, shoppers will also find irreverent and nostalgic letterpress cards, as well as Tiffany-inspired address books and stationary
Free parking is available in the Mansion lot on a space-available basis, located at 10701 Rockville Pike. Additional parking is available in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage. A SmarTrip or credit card will be required for payment to exit the Metro garage on Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9, 2012. Parking on Saturday and Sunday at the Metro garage is free.
To provide ease of movement for shoppers, Strathmore asks that visitors do not bring strollers to Museum Shop Around.
Admission: $9 at door (Stars Price $8)
For additional information, visit http://www.strathmore.org or call (301) 581-5100.