Clockwise from top left: photo courtesy of School of Life; photo by Berit Baugher; photo courtesy of Perez Art Museum Miami.
Not all museum shops are created equal. And it makes us appreciate the carefully curated ones: Singapore Art Museum has an incredible collection of non-traditional souvenirs. The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis knows a thing or two about stationery supplies. We're still dreaming about the Michelle Weinberg carpets at Perez Art Museum Miami.
Explore art on the road with a deck of creative questions and action prompts like "Stop in front of a painting that you like. Call someone you miss and describe it," and "Imagine you lived inside a piece of art. Which piece would you choose and why?"
Price: $13 Available at: portlandmuseum.org
Prep your pencils and crayons with a gorgeous adjustable sharpener and handsome leather case.
Price: $22 Available at: walkerart.org
Create and wear your own piece of art with this alchemy experiment. Add water and watch the magic unfold.
Price: $78 Available at: whitney.org
Flex memory muscles with a game designed by New York City Public school students. All proceeds benefit the Guggenheim's 2015 Learning Through Art Program.
Price: $10 Available at: guggenheimstore.org
A collection of notebooks with simple doodles will allow you to truly express yourself.
Price: $18 Available at: walkerart.org
Coloring is for adults too, or haven't you heard? Thanks to this new trend you can zone out and relax with a set of markers and an intricately drawn poster by designer Jeffrey Bowman.
Price: £12 Available at: tate.org
Check off your to-do list and then turn it into a miniature piece of art.
Price: £2 Available at: tate.org
Pack vibrant colors in a compact carrying case for ease of travel.
Price: $9 Available at: pamm.org
A sculptural puzzle that is just as appealing to adults as it is to toddlers. Stack and sort to build beautiful structures or leave as is for a striking art piece.
Price: $40 Available at: pamm.org
The Rolls Royce of colored pencils is made in small batches by Caran d'Ache in a Swiss factory on the outskirts of Geneva. This particular variety is water-soluble, meaning you can use them dry or wet to create a watercolor-like effect.