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The drama and majesty of Rubens’s masterpieces have inspired some unique and artful gifts, available at shopAGO. Plus, Members’ Shopping week is on until Sunday!

Rubens catalogue

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario

The Toronto Christmas Market is open, and the Eaton Centre has unveiled its 108-foot tree. It’s official: the holiday season has arrived in Toronto. If you’re hoping to get an early start on shopping, shopAGO has a great selection of gifts for everyone on your list. Share the dramatic beauty of our spectacular exhibition Early Rubens with this thoughtfully curated collection of products.

Find the perfect gift for that special someone during Members' Shopping Week, which runs to November 24. AGO Members can double their discount in-store and online at shopAGO and enjoy 20% off all regular priced merchandise. The extra discount replaces the standard 10% Member discount and includes just about everything in-store.

Throughout Members' Shopping Week you'll also have the chance to meet talented artisans from across the country, specializing in jewelry, design, chocolates, and more. Not a Member? Join today! But it’s still a great time to anyone pop by, with so many special things in store. Here’s a taste of our Rubens-inspired giftware.

Rubens House Marble Tiles (coasters)
The perfect gift for any host, this AGO exclusive set of four marble tile coasters is inspired by Delft tiles from Rubenshuis (Rubens House). The Rubenshuis is the former home and workshop of Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp. Purchased in 1610, Rubens had the Flemish townhouse renovated and extended including his very own designs.

Marble Tiles

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Toile de Fleur (Delft)
Do you have a coffee or tea lover on your list? If so, check out the Toile de Fleur line. These porcelain pieces were inspired by the timeless tradition of European blue and white china, known as Toile de Fleur. Each piece features a hand-drawn design by Australian artist Gabby Malpas. They are available in a 450 ml mug, 250 ml teacup and saucer and a one-litre teapot.

Toile de Fleur (Delft)

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario

The Peter Paul Rubens Atlas
The Peter Paul Rubens Atlas makes a great gift for the curious museum-goer and cultural tourists everywhere. The atlas-based book chronologically illustrates the life of Rubens by transporting the reader back in time to Antwerp. The life of Rubens unfolds through text, images and maps reflecting the age in which the artist lived, worked and flourished.

Rubens Atlas

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Flemish Floral Oblong Scarf
For the fashionista on your list, a stunning accessory can go a long way. This elegant, 100% silk Flemish floral oblong scarf features details from A Vase of Flowers (1716) – an oil on wood painting by Margareta Haverman currently in The Met collection. Haverman was one of several known female artists of the early 18th century to specialize in still-life flowers, which collectors prized for their aesthetic and decorative qualities. This is one of only two known works by the gifted Dutch artist.

Rubens Scarf

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario

Rubens Music of His Time
For the music lover, we suggest you grab a copy of Rubens Music of His Time for a musical perspective of the world of Rubens. The CD includes carefully selected pieces by the finest composers of the artist’s time, including Susato, Dowland, Lobo, Monteverdi, Schutz, Bull, Gibbons and Lawes. The collection also includes a booklet essay by Hugh Griffith with explanatory notes on Rubens’s life and musical environment.

Rubens Music of his time

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Hobnail Glass Scented Candle
Have an interior décor nut on your list? We suggest these gorgeous hobnail glass scented candles. These scrumptious candles are hand-poured in small batches with a 100% natural soy and vegetable wax blend that will burn up to 100 hours and are offered in six different colours to match any room.

Rubens candle

Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario

Early Rubens Catalogue (pictured at top) 
Get the full exhibition experience with a purchase of the Early Rubens catalogue by Dr. Sasha Suda and Kirk Nickel. This book charts the evolution of Peter Paul Rubens's style from 1608 until 1620 and his rise from relative anonymity to celebrity. Through paintings, drawings and prints, this book shows how a desire for commercial success influenced and changed Rubens's artistic style.

Peter Paul Rubens Holiday Card Box
Every carefully selected gift deserves a beautiful card to go with it. Finish off your holiday gifting with this exquisite set of Peter Paul Rubens holiday cards and envelopes featuring The Annunciation. It’s a lovely added touch to any artful gift.

Rubens cards

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Want more? Take a look at shopAGO’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for even more gift ideas.

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