Spoil Your Mom on Mother's Day
If there’s someone in the world who deserves something truly special, it’s Mom. That’s why Art Fix has curated a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas that will make all arty Moms feel loved, pampered and appreciated. Instead of (or in addition to) a bunch of flowers, we’ve opted for unique gifts that will add an artful touch to her special day. From live experiences to books and accessories, the Art Fix Mother’s Day Gift Guide is here to help you find the perfect way to treat the most special Mom.
FOR THE MOMS WHO WANT TO SEE ART LIVE…
Talking about flowers, check these out! When in Berlin, take your Mom to the cool GNYP Gallery and let her discover these works on paper by American artist Jocelyn Hobbie.
- Until 12 June
- Knesebeckstraße 96, Berlin
The ultimate Mother’s Day outing is to visit this show by American artist Loie Hollowell in the former church of St. Agnes. Hollowell is often called the modern-day Georgia O’Keefe. We love her vibrant paintings about the beginning of motherhood: giving birth.
- Until the 13 June
- Alexandrinenstraße 118-121, Berlin
Erwin Olaf: Im Wald
Is your Mom a fan of Erwin Olaf’s work? If so, add Galerie Ron Mandos to your list of surprise activities to plan for Mother’s Day. Olaf’s unique and iconic photographs are not to be missed. Open on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 9th from 12-6pm
- Until 22 May
- Prinsengracht 282, Amsterdam
Tony Cragg: Points of View
If you’re looking for an outdoor activity to soak up the sun while celebrating Mom, then Museum Belvédère is the place to visit this Mother’s Day! The museum will be showing six monumental sculptures in the park by none other than the internationally renowned artist Tony Cragg.
- Until 26 September
- Oranje Nassaulaan 12, Heerenveen
If you thought the perfect Mother’s Day gift didn’t exist, think again Fixer! Museum Voorlinden offers a gift voucher that can be exchanged at the museum, the restaurant and the museum shop.
- Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
- Buurtweg 90, Wassenaar
Stroom Den Haag
James Turrell: Celestial Vault
This work by James Turrell breathes new life into the expression “head in the clouds”. Celestial Vault is an artificial crater located in the dunes of Kijkduin. With a natural stone bench inside, you’ll have the opportunity to lie back and gaze at the sky with the most special woman in your life — your Mom. Talk about a memorable Mother’s Day!
- Machiel Vrijenhoeklaan 175, Kijkduin
Geukens & De Vil – Knokke
Matthew Feyld, Jaromír Novotný, Ane Vester, Marthe Wéry
Finding yourself at the Belgium coast, go and see this group show! The four artists all work in an abstract way. A continuation of a long tradition that extends back to the 1960s, but with a tactility that moves their work away from the sterile minimalism. Open on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 9th.
- Until 13 June
- Zeedijk 735, Knokke, Belgium
De Brock Gallery – Knokke
Helmut Dorner: Strandgut
Overlooking the sea, the German painter Helmut Dorner’s work couldn’t be shown in a better place. In the mid 1980s Helmut Dorner emerged as one of the most significant abstract painters of his generation. The exhibition features a number of recent paintings.
- Until 24 May
- Zeedijk 758, B-8300 Knokke
Chantal Joffe: Story
UK based and already celebrated Mother’s Day in March? In our book, every day should be Mother’s Day! Some good reasons to treat your Mom again. “Story” is a series of portraits where the artist considers issues of ageing, motherhood and invisibility. In this exhibition, Joffe focuses on the complex relationship between mother and child over time, and there’s no one else who we’d rather experience her art than with our Moms.
- 4 June – 31 July (gift your Mom tickets!)
- 16 Wharf Road, London
Does your Mom love gardening? Take her to this exhibition by super cool New York-based Shara Hughes. She is showing a series of grandiose flower paintings in lush and amazing colours.
- 17 May – 5 June
- 5 Lambeth Palace Rd, London
Frieze New York
Yes Fixers, we can confirm that New York’s premier art fair will take place this year at The Shed in Manhattan. The fair will bring together over 60 world-leading galleries and will be accompanied by an expanded program of collaborations, special projects and talks. Treat your mom to a day filled with art followed by a family dinner at one of New York City’s most talked-about restaurants!
- 5 May – 9 May
- 545 West 30th Street
Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life
In her first major US exhibition, Niki de Saint Phalle features over 200 feminist, performative, collaborative, and monumental works that overtly highlight pressing social issues. What better way to celebrate Mom than by celebrating all women through art?
- Until 6 September
- 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens
James Turrell: Into the Light
If you want to be one of the first lucky ones to experience Turrell’s Into the Light Skyspace, which has been thirty years in the making, be sure to make an advanced reservation and gift your Mom tickets to this super special immersive light installation.
- From 29 May
- 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, Massachusetts
FOR THE MOMS WHO LOVE A GOOD BOOK…
Talk Art Book (Signed Edition)
by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
If your mom is a fan of the Talk Art podcast, then this book is a must-have! Talk Art is a guidebook to navigate the art world; covering a range of different media from photography and ceramics to performance and sound art. Still not convinced? It features exclusive interviews with artists, curators and critics, including Tracey Emin, Jordan Casteel, Elton John, Grayson Perry and many more.
- Price: £20
- Buy here: waterstones.com
Spring Cannot be Cancelled
by David Hockney
Painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, photographer, and (most recently) writer — is there anything David Hockney can’t do? In this manifesto, Hockney reflects upon life and art as he experiences lockdown in Normandy… an artful and uplifting addition to your Mom’s library!
- Price: €30
- Buy here: mendo.nl
by Ingrid Pfeiffer
This book seeks to highlight the female perspective of the women artists of Surrealism. From Frida Kahlo to Louise Bourgeois, celebrate the fantastic woman that is your Mom by celebrating some of the most fantastic women in art.
- Price: €48,51
- Buy here: amazon.nl
by François Simon
If your mom is as much in love with the South of France as we are, then this book might do the trick. From the crystal clear waters of the Calanque de Sormiou to quaint towns and everything in between, Provence has something for everyone. Let your Mom daydream about the Mediterranean sun this Mother’s Day!
- Price: €95
- Buy here: assouline.com
Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists
by Julia Sherman
Let’s face it, we all had to get creative with our cooking during the lockdown. Give your Mom a book with 75 new salad recipes, with contributions by artists and creative professionals like William Wegman, Tauba Auerbach, Laurie Anderson, and Alice Waters — beware as the end result might be too pretty to eat!
- Price: €24,99
- Buy here: bol.com
FOR THE MOMS WHO LOVE MONTHLY GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING…
Art Fix Membership
Spoil you Mom this Mother’s Day by giving her a gift that lasts all year! The Art Fix membership includes Episodes, Stories and In Real Life lists, all packed with insider art secrets, exhibition tips, and must-see art destinations.
- Price: €210 for an annual membership
- Buy here: art-fix.com
FOR MOMS WHO ARE STILL ENJOYING TIME AT HOME…
Paint by Number Kit: Frida Kahlo
Make your mom feel like an artist by giving her this paint by numbers kit. Bonus points: you’ll end up with a nice addition to your art collection!
- Price: €20,65
- Buy here: etsy.com
If your Mom is a sucker for flowers (and we know we all are), give her a quirky jug to spice up her flower game!
- Price: £350
- Buy here: anissakermiche.com
FOR MOMS WHO RECENTLY GOT VACCINATED AND WANT TO GO OUT..
Toiletpaper Loves Seletti – Pouch Lipstick
Toiletpaper magazine, founded by none other than Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, has teamed up with Seletti to create this unique bag that will add an arty touch to your Mom’s outfits.
- Price: €46,75
- Buy here: lightandshade.nl
Frida Kahlo Earrings
If your Mom couldn’t stop talking about our eleventh episode “Eye to I”, then she’ll love these Frida Kahlo earrings made from hand painted wood, yellow jade and finished with gold plated studs.
- Price: €99
- Buy here: miccys.com
Art Fix Tote Bag
Get your mom and yourself a pair of matching Art Fix tote bags — the best accessory for all your art trips together. This trendy, sturdy, and practical tote gives any outfit a touch of color and personality.
- Price: €35
- Order here: firstname.lastname@example.org
BY FAR Baby Amber Striped Leather Shoulder Bag
Our Art Fix hearts jumped when we spotted this irresistibly cute bag. Do you already see it hanging off your mom’s forearm or shoulder?
- Price: €440
- Buy here: byfar.com
PETIT BAIN Bathing Suits
Less is More, but Art is Everything, is the slogan Petit Bain is putting on these gorgeous bathing suits. Piet Mondrian once said: “I want to abolish time”, and isn’t that what we all need this summer at the beach?
- Price: €78 – €185
- Buy here: petitbain.co