The MCA Store helps Chicagoans give the gift of art this holiday seasonChicago Readeron November 23, 2022 at 3:10 pm

The Museum of Contemporary Art is synonymous with joy and expression. But some people don’t realize that, along with being one of Chicago’s top cultural destinations for its expansive galleries, cutting-edge exhibits, and carefully curated events, it’s an excellent place to find the perfect gift for the creative spirits and art lovers in your life.

This holiday season, visit the MCA Store in person or online to check out their wide assortment of eye-popping fashions, gorgeous housewares, brain-twisting games, and stocking stuffers. Whatever your budget, we’ve got you covered, and there’s always a discount for MCA Members.

So make your list, check it twice, and take a look at our fantastic gift ideas for the naughty, the nice, and everyone in between. 

For the world explorer

Illustrated by Martí Guixé, this 3D globe highlights the parts of the world where Mother Nature reigns, including scarcely populated deserts and jungles, and freshwater lakes, and glaciers. Use the colorful pins to mark where you’ve been or to plan your next escape.

Retail: $42.00 

For the home entertainer

During his lifetime, Italian designer Alessandro Mendini was revered for his contributions to Italian, postmodern, radical design. These fanciful corkscrews are a “design self-portrait” of the master artist that will help you celebrate his legacy along with the holiday season. 

Retail: $65.00

For the artsy technophile

The Lumio Teno speaker fits in the palm of your hands and “breaks” in half to reveal a warm light and powerful speaker. Having won multiple awards for its functional and beautiful design, it may just be the most aesthetically pleasing piece of technology you could ever own.

Retail: $300.00

For the punctual (or those who aspire to be punctual)

SPGBK (pronounced “spring break”) is a Black-owned company based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and each of their designs pays homage to a local school or community area. Made with stainless steel and soft silicone, and available in four bold, vibrant colors, these watches demand attention.

Retail: $79.99

For the MCA superfan

Do you think about art all day, every day? If so, you’re a lot like us! Let the world know what’s on your mind with an MCA “Art Everyday” hat. 

Retail: $39.00

Find these items and more at the MCA Store at 220 E. Chicago or online at

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