Museum Store Sunday is Three Days Away

Museum Store Sunday is only three days away. We invite you to “Be a Patron” at the Barnes Shop on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Holiday shopping at museum stores offers you not only quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value, but through your purchases, will also directly support your favorite museums. Museum Store Sunday at the Barnes Shop brings you tea tasting, art-inspired gifts, and a Designer Showcase featuring Designer Paul Stewart-Stand of Stewart/Stand and Angela Colasanti of VIELÄ Jewelry. Patrons will receive a free tote bag with any purchase over $50. We hope to see you there! Hours are 10:30-5:00.

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It's Time to Fall into Winter

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It's that time of year again when we gather together for the annual Fall into Winter Artisan Driving Tour. Enjoy the studios of Berks County artisans, along with some tasty food venues.  VIELÄ Jewelry will be exhibiting at the Rohrbach Pottery Studio located at 151 Weller Road in Barto, PA with Kenneth Burton (woodworking), Gail Fronheiser (painting) and Linda Austerberry (ceramics). Join us on Friday or Saturday from 10-5. Holiday refreshments will be served.

Lily of the Valley Exclusive Jewelry Collection Debuts at Winterthur

In collaboration with Winterthur Museum, VIELÄ Jewelry is proud to announce the debut of the Lily of the Valley Jewelry Collection, exclusive to Winterthur. Fresh pressed lily of the valley were used to create this sweet necklace and earrings set. Lily of the Valley symbolizes sweetness, good luck and a return of happiness. This fragrant May blooming plant is often sent to family and friends as a symbol of love and affection. It was a favorite of Henry Francis DuPont. The pieces are now available in the Museum Store and Winterthur online.

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VIELÄ Jewelry is a Founding Sponsor of Museum Store Sunday

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VIELÄ Jewelry is proud and honored to announce that we are a Founding Sponsor of the first ever Museum Store Sunday event, which will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017.  For the past six months, Angela Colasanti, President and Designer for VIELÄ Jewelry, has served on the global committee planning this new event, which now represents 450 museums and cultural institutions in eight countries, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty, The Barnes Foundation, the Clinton Museum and many others.  Many of these institutions are planning special events that day, and Angela will be hosting a trunk show at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.

The event invites you to enjoy the relaxing, inspired and curated shopping experiences of museums and cultural institutions, while directly benefiting the missions and programming of these important institutions.  We invite you to Be a Patron on Sunday, November 26, 2017, and support your favorite institutions.  We are confident that you will find unique, thoughtful gifts. #beapatron, #museumstoresunday, #patronofculture, #iamapatron

Museum Store Sunday Webinar

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Museum Store Association Members, please join us today for Museum Store Sunday: All You Need to Know. Angela will be a panelist, along with Susan Tudor, of The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, and Erin Brown of Hello PR.  If you are a registered participant of MSS or considering participating, join us. We will discuss 1) examples/suggestions of in-store events, 2) examples/suggestions for vendor involvement, 3) examples/suggestions of marketing for your event, 4) overview of Museum Store Sunday website and 5) an overview of Museum Store Sunday social media.

Did you see the eclipse?

Apparently, so did photographers William and Frederick Langenheim on May 26, 1854. They produced the first photographs of a solar eclipse. Check out the article written by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Shop with Heart

Botanical gardens, natural history museums, historic houses and art museums make my heart happy. Do you remember that childhood feeling of excitement and wonderment as you were handed your admission ticket? Do you remember placing the round metal button on your collar, knowing that meant you could go into any gallery. For me, that feeling will never go away as I enter a museum or cultural institution.

This summer you may be touring your local art museum, trekking around a botanical garden or braving the heat at the zoo. If so, make sure you stop in the museum store on your way out. These shops stock the best products with items that are uniquely curated to the particular institution. Your purchase directly supports the mission and programming of the institution...passing along that feeling of wonderment to future generations.