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MUSEUM STORES IN SAN ANTONIO UNITE FOR THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL “MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY” ON DECEMBER 1, 2019
San Antonio, Texas (November 25, 2019) – On Sunday, December 1, 2019, over 1,200 Museum Stores representing 50 states, 18 countries, and five continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry to children’s products to home accessories and gourmet food, there is something for everyone. Shopping in a Museum Store supports the missions and programs of each participating museum and cultural institution.
Participating San Antonio Museum Stores include: Briscoe Western Art Museum, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Witte Museum.
On December 1, individual institutions will offer the following:
The mission of Museum Store Sunday is of global reach. In partnership with the United Kingdom’s Association for Cultural Enterprises and the Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand, MSA’s Museum Store Sunday aims to be the global annual day to Be a Patron — shop conscientiously and support museum stores and their missions worldwide.
For more information visit www.museumstoreassociation.org and follow @MuseumStoreSunday on Facebook and Instagram.
For more information on local activities during Museum Store Sunday at participating institutions please visit www.samuseum.org, www.mcnayart.org, www.briscoemuseum.org, www.wittemuseum.org and follow on social media @briscoemuseum @mcnayart @sama_art and @wittemuseum.
About the Institutions
Briscoe Western Art Museum: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, named in honor of the late Texas Governor, Dolph Briscoe, Jr. and his wife, Janey, preserves and interprets the art, history, and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage.
McNay Art Museum: The McNay Art Museum, located in San Antonio and named for founder Marion Koogler McNay, is the first museum of modern art in Texas. The McNay Art Museum engages a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts.
San Antonio Museum of Art:The San Antonio Museum of Art enriches lives through exceptional experiences with art. Its mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret significant works of art, representing a broad range of history and world cultures to strengthen our shared understanding of humanity.
Witte Museum: The Witte Museum was named after San Antonio businessman Alfred G. Witte, who bequeathed $65,000 to the city for construction of a museum of art, science, and natural history. The Witte Museum was established in 1926 and is located in Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas. It is dedicated to telling the stories of Texas, from prehistory to the present.
About the Museum Store Association (MSA)
The Museum Store Association is a 501(c)3 international organization with the mission of advancing the non-profit retail industry, its museum stores, and the success of the professionals engaged in it. MSA offers educational information and programs throughout the year culminating in an annual conference and trade show highlighting the best in the industry. By advocating for and encouraging high standards of curated products, knowledge, and professionalism, MSA helps museum stores and their non-profit retail professionals better serve their institutions and the public. For more information visit www.museumstoreassociation.organdfollowMuseumStoreSundayonInstagramandFacebookformoredetails.
San Antonio Museum of Art – Tatiana Hererra-Schneider, Tatiana.firstname.lastname@example.org
McNay Art Museum – Natasha Blackmore, Natasha.email@example.com
Briscoe Western Art Museum – Meredith Balzen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Witte Museum – Katye Brought, email@example.com
For More Information on Museum Store Sunday, Please Contact:
Hello PR Group – Marisa Jones Issa, firstname.lastname@example.org, (323) 452 3310, Mobile (323) 989-2925
Brittney Alonzo, brittney@helloprgroup, (323) 452 3310