Categories: Feature Story
      Date: Nov 25, 2015
     Title: The Cool and the Colorful

Gift shops at three Central New York cultural institutions offer items to delight those on your list

Photos by Michael Davis

Schweinfurth Art Center

205 Genesee St., Auburn. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Two exhibits—Quilts=Art=Quilts and Traditions Made Modern: Wedding Ring Quilts by Victoria Findlay Wolfe—are up through Jan. 3. Admission to exhibits is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and free for those under age 12. (There is no admission charge to visit the gift shop on its own.) For more information, call 255-1553 or visit

Michael Davis photos

Cubebot, Mini, $9

Cubebot, Large, $15

Playing Card Set, $15

Backgammon, $25

Checkers/Chess, $25

Kikkerland Samu Windup Toy, $24


The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST)

500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and also Mondays and Tuesdays during school vacations). Admission to the exhibit hall costs $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 2 to 11, and $8 for age 65 and older. To learn about special holiday events in December, such as the Polar Express Pajama Party, see the calendar in this issue. For more information, call
425-9068 or visit

Art & Motion Dolphin, $12.99

Thick Slab, Dyed, $14.50

Plush Cobra, 12 inches, $16.99


Everson Museum of Art

401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Open Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Suggested donation for the galleries is $5. Admission during the Festival of Trees, Dec. 4 through 13, is $5, free for children under 10. Call 474-6064 for information, or visit

Todd Conover Necklace, $175

Wire Person, $27.98

Roly Poly Push Toys Mommy and Baby Dinosaur, $16.98

Pottery, $35