Nov 072013


New Carl Bloch Notecards

We are coming out with many new products for our upcoming exhibition, Sacred Gifts: The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann, and Frans Schwartz. The exhibition will open on November 15, 2013 and custom products will be arriving at the MOA Store throughout the first couple weeks of the show. Shop our new Carl Bloch notecards now:

Let the Little Children Come unto Me

Sermon on the Mount

The Shepherds and the Angel

Shop all Carl Bloch merchandise.


Oct 092013

Halloween Display

Come by the MOA Store this month to browse our selection of fun Halloween items, including books, jewelry, and more!

Apr 122013

You will encounter a wall of notecards and postcards in pretty much any museum store you walk into. Not ours….at least, not until now. The wood that lines the MOA Store is taken from one beautiful tree. It is amazing. You can follow the grain of the wood all around the store. The problem with that beautiful wood is that we never wanted to damage it in any way, making it (we thought) impossible to put up any shelves for the notecards. I can’t believe it took us so long to come up with mounting tape, but within a week of thinking of it…

notecard display shelves

card racks2

card racksJust in case anyone is wondering the card shelves (also called “J” trays) are from and we used Scotch Mounting Tape. If you are not concerned with holes in the wall, this would be a great way to display favorite children’s books.

Seeing something you like? Shop our museum notecards and postcards. Our everyday greetings are sold in our store only.


Jan 302013

1. Animal Crayons, $5 – This set of crayons definitely win the cute contest. Plastic crayons in 6 different colors topped with an animal head detail for a fun coloring time!

2. Beeswax Crayons, $13 –  The softest, most colorfully spectacular drawing instruments. Made of natural beeswax, great for little artists and the environment. Fun and easy to use with a triangular shape.

3. Playon Crayons, $11 – Fun and sculptural crayons with a point and hollow end that are easy to grip for little hands.

4. Jumbo Triangular Crayons, $5.99 – The shape of these triangular crayons make them easy for little ones to grab and use.

Dec 142012

The Suffering of Light is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb (born in San Francisco, 1952). Gathering some of his most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, this exquisite book brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalog.  Recognized as a pioneer of American color photography, since the 1970s, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art, but as Webb claims, “to me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.”Alex Webb’s photographs have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Life, Stern, and National Geographic, and been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The traveling exhibition will be at the BYU Museum of Art through May 4, 2013.

Buy Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light Catalog

Dec 072012

Finally!  A gift guide for those friends of yours who always seem to be in a galaxy far, far away. We have searched high and low to find the best Star Wars merchandise for our current exhibition: We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art, which will be up December 7, 2012 through April 6, 2013.

1. Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars, $16.95 – Paperback Activity Book, 91 pages, 8.5 x 7″ + includes a black marker, double-tipped metallic — colored pencils, a mechanical pencil, and an eraser. This book is packed with tips and techniques, practice space to draw right in the book, and translucent overlays to teach young artists to draw 20 different Clone Wars characters.

2. Lego Stormtrooper Alarm Clock, $37.00 – 5.5″w, 4″d, 8″h, batteries included. It is time to unleash the power of the force at home. This alarm clock has movable arms and legs. Waking up on the dark side of the bed? Push down his head to snooze.

3. Darth Vader and Son, $14.95 – Hardcover, 64 pages. Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away.

4. Star Wars 123, $12.99 – Board book, 26 pages. A numerical exploration of a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: 123 uses Star Wars’ most popular heroes, villains, vehicles, droids, and aliens to teach fundamental counting skills.

5. Star Wars Origami, $16.95 – Paperback, 272 pages. The power of the force meets the joy of origami. Here is everything you need to create a galaxy of Star Wars characters, ships, droids, and weapons.

6. Star Wars Fandex, $13.95 – 75 individually die-cut cards, full-color art throughout. Bringing the world of Star Wars to your fingertips. The characters, creatures, droids, ships, and planets– it’s all here, brought to life in full-color die-cut images and riveting text.

7. The Star Wars Cookbook, $18.99 – Hardcover, 132 pages. From C-3P0 Pancakes to Jedi Juice Pops, this intergalactic cookbook features healthy snacks, delicious dishes, sweet treats, and easy-to-use recipes that will entice even the pickiest eaters.

8. Star Wars: A Scanimation Book, $14.95 – Unforgettable scenes, beloved characters, and climactic duels from all six movies– brought to live through the magic of scanimation.


Dec 042012

BERNABE MENDEZ from the State of Guerrero works as a professional window cleaner in New York. He sends 500 dollars a month.

In our thirst for Hollywood action heroes and caped crusaders, we sometimes overlook the everyday heroes in our midst. U.S.-based Mexican photographer Dulce Pinzón (born 1974) pays homage to Mexican immigrant workers in New York, heroes who sacrifice extraordinary hours in extreme conditions for very low wages, all for the sake of families and communities in Mexico who rely on them to survive. The Mexican economy has quietly become dependent on the money sent from workers in the United States, while the U.S. economy has quietly become dependent on the labor of Mexican immigrants. These color photographs present these immigrants in their work environment, but dressed in the costumes of popular American and Mexican superheroes. Short texts present the worker’s “secret identity,” their hometown and the amount of money they send to their families each week.

Buy The Real Story of the Superheroes

Nov 302012

Where art is concerned, our opinion is that one cannot start to love it too soon. Our selection of art books for toddlers will help you introduce the little ones in your life to great art and design.
1. Alexander Girard: Color, $14.95 – Board book, 58 pages. Alexander Girard Color features the vintage 1972 illustration “Girls” on the cover, as well as 26 classic Girard designs. Pre-schoolers learning to identify colors will enjoy this charming little book and its whimsical illustrations. Design savvy adults will also love the vintage illustrations.

2. Andy Warhol’s Colors, $6.99 – Board book, 26 pages. In Andy’ Warhol’s imagination, horses are purple, and golden monkeys wear pink baubles on their tails. Through Andy Warhol’s Colors, children will learn their colors as they discover that, in modern art, anything is possible.

3. Mini Master’s, Set of 4 Board Books, $19.99 – Set of 4 board books, 22 pages each. Four beautiful board books from the best-selling Mini Masters series, all packed in a colorful box. The set includes: Dancing with Degas, A Picnic with Monet, A Magical Day with Matisse, andIn the Garden with Van Gogh.

4. Dancing with Degas, $6.99 – Board book, 22 pages. This imaginative board book features beautiful paintings by a renowned artist paired with playful, rhyming text. Children can enter Edgar Degas’s magical world of toe shoes, tutus and elegant ballerinas.

5. In the Garden with Van Gogh, $6.99 – The sleepy trees, golden haystacks, and juicy fruits of In the Garden with Van Gogh will delight little ones. Playful rhyming texts accompany the artists timeless paintings in this little masterpiece.

6. Pantone: Colors, $9.95 – Board book, 20 pages. This artful first colors book introduces children to 9 basic colors and 20 shades of each. Pantone: Colors is a visually pleasing way to expand the colors conversation and develop a child’s sense of visual discrimination.

7. My First ABC, $8.99 – Board book, 32 pages. With this board book kids can learn their ABCs with the accompaniment of stunning artwork from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Nov 272012

In honor of our upcoming exhibition: We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art, we have put together a Superman gift guide! Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster, the character debuted in Action Comics #1. Superman has since appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the super hero genre and remains among the most recognizable characters worldwide. Use our gift guide to find a little something for every Man of Steel on your  list.

1. The Art of Vintage DC Comics, $18.95 – Box of 100 4 x 6″ postcards. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, these postcards feature the incredible art of DC’s comic book covers from the 1930s through the 1980s.

2. The Superman Reusable Sticker Book, $6.99 – Action-packed reusable sticker book, 12 pages.

3. Superman Mighty Wallet, $12.00 – Almost as indestructible as the Man of Steel himself, The Mighty Wallet is made from a single folded sheet of microfiber material, which is both tear and water resistant. Thousands of super find plastic fibers are fused together to give the wallet incredible strength and durability.

4. My First Superman Book, $9.99 – Introduce your little ones to Superman early with this interactive touch and feel board book.

5. Superman Comic Book Cover Metal Sign, $10.00 – Heavy gauge metal sign, 11 x 7.5″

6. Superman 18 oz. Ceramic Mug, $16.00 – Sculpted ceramic mug, microwave and dishwasher safe.

7. Superman Morphing Journal, $10.95 – Lined paperback journal, 5 x 7,” holographic cover transforms from Clark Kent to Superman.