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Museum Store Top 10 Best-Sellers

Top 10 CMA Store best-sellers

See what people are buying in the Columbus Museum of Art Store. Here are the most recent Top 10 Best-Sellers at CMA.

1.     Modern Art Memory Game
The “Modern Art Memory Game” features classic modern art from the world’s most renowned artists. A great introduction to art history for the whole family, this memory game comes complete with a foldout booklet identifying the artist, the name of the piece, and the year it was created. Older kids and adults can play a more advanced version of this classic game by earning additional points for remembering the specific facts behind each artwork. Artists like Andy Warhol, Edvard Munch, Stuart Davis, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Vincent van Gogh, Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, and many others are featured here among 36 different artists in total. $16.95

2.    How to Build an A
Don’t just learn your letters—build them! 
It’s a book, it’s a puzzle—and best of all, it’s a way to learn the ABCs. Sara Midda’s delightful How to Build an A comes with 11 fully safety-tested EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) pieces that can be pushed together to build all the letters of the alphabet, uppercase and lowercase. In the accompanying book, Midda, the British artist known for her charming watercolors, shows children the way. Each page introduces a new letter—A is for Apple, B is for Boy—and is illustrated with Midda’s tiny people, who are shown comically hauling and heaving the pieces into place. Children will love the hands-on fun of bringing the letters of the alphabet to life. And parents will appreciate the mesh bag that comes with the kit, so all the parts stay together and can be used over and over again. For preschool and up. $17.95

3.    Buckyballs
Brace yourself, a whole new breed of office toy is on the way: Featured in Rolling Stone, People, Maxim, Esquire Magazine, each Buckyball cube contains 216 powerful Rare Earth magnetic balls that can be shaped, molded, torn apart and snapped together in UNLIMITED WAYS. Mash them for stress-relief, mold them for fun, make sculptures and shapes, stick stuff to the fridge, invent a new game or learn Buckyballs tricks. Each magnet ball is packed with infinite possibility–it’s no wonder Buckyballs is now The World’s Best Selling Desktoy–trying to find something more useful is useless! $32.00

4.    WhatchamaDRAWit
This isn’t a game that makes you draw inside the lines or asks you to draw pictures of things that exist in the real world. This is creativity gone wacky. Drawing gone wild. Fun gone crazy. WhatchamaDRAWit is as much fun to say as it is to play.

WhatchamaDRAWit is fun for one…or 100. All you need is paper, pens and your imagination. $19.95

5.    Cookie & Cupcake Decorating Set
This Kuhn Rikon Cookie & Cupcake Decorating Set has everything you need to decorate cookies and cupcakes to your heart’s content. And the tools are easy to use, so it’s fun for the whole family!  The flexible off-set spatula will help to make your icing smooth. Five decorating bottles let you keep up to five colors waiting nearby, and each has a cap so your frosting won’t dry out. The decorating tips let you make stars, rosettes, lettering, and more. $28.00

6.    Papertoy Monsters
Make 50 papertoy monsters by 25 of the hottest papertoy designers in the world.  Monsters from space.  Monsters from the depths of the ocean.  Mutant Monsters.  Food monsters.  Even human monsters.  It’s paper-folding at its most fiendish fun.  Just pop out the templates, fold, glue the tabs and voila! $16.95

7.    Chuck Close Block Puzzle
Twelve blocks can be rearranged to form six different self-portraits by painter Chuck Close. Each block is a two-inch cube and the finished puzzle is 6″ x 8″. $17.95

8.    Sculpey UltraLight
Sculpey UltraLight is the most versatile member of the Polyform family of clays. UltraLight is lightweight and extremely soft but bakes so hard that it won’t crack or break, even in larger pieces. However, UltraLight remains flexible when rolled thin, so it is ideal for paper crafts, especially for personalized embellishments or to duplicate add-ons. This soft, easy-to-handle clay can be used to create just about anything.  As seen in the Columbus Museum of Art Wonder Room! $13.95

9.    Spot It
There is always one, and only one, matching symbol between any 2 cards in this game. Spot it and you win. There are only 8 symbols on each card, but 2 matching symbols may be different sizes. This challenge increases as new cards are quickly revealed in this fast-paced game. Spot it. contains four fast, challenging mini-party games in which all players play simultaneously. The Tower, The Well, The Hot Potato, and The Poisoned Gift can be played in any order, or you can just play your favorites. The bottom line is, have fun. Designed for all ages and packaged in a travel-size tin, Spot it has colorful, appealing symbols on high-quality, glossy card stock. With fast action and endless fun, this unique card game is sure to be a splash at your next party and to become a family favorite. Spot it. develops visual perception and matching skills. It supports quick mental processing and sharpens cognitive skills in a fun atmosphere. $15.95

10.    Zimbbos!
Use your creativity and sense of balance to build the most elephantastic pyramid. Taking turns, roll the die to find out how many elephants you have to add to the pyramid. The player who puts the last elephant on the pyramid wins the game. It is a classic stacking game where kids can develop their spatial relationships and test motor skills. This game is for 1 to 4 players. Blue Orange plants two trees for every tree used to produce their games. Made in wood. Measures 9″ x 9″ x 2″.  $30.00

Please note: Columbus Museum of Art members receive 10 to 15 percent off the listed price depending on membership level.

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About Jennifer Poleon

CMA's Digital Communications Manager, writer, artist, traveler, film fanatic and local foods lover, former magazine editor turned arts professional, and creator of the CMA Photo Hunt Project
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