Will You Be My Valentine?

by articulatenyc

Familiar Feeling Anna Howarth 2010 Paper Cut-Out 20.9 X 20.9 INS

Forget Me Not Sardines Kate Jenkins 2011 Crocheted Lambs Wool 9.3 X 9.3 INS

The National Retail Federation projects that this year alone, $15.7 billion will be spent on Valentine’s Day gifts and celebrations. Galleries and museums are trying to get a piece of the action by offering special Valentine’s promotions and gift ideas . At the MoMA, for instance, you and your valentine can enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by a private tour of the museum’s most romantic (that’s romantic, not Romantic) works of art. And like the Neue Gallery and the Met, MoMA is also marketing Valentine’s-oriented gifts such as scarves, jewelry and houseware products. Additionally, galleries like the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in Nolita are exhibiting their romantically-inspired artworks (pictured above), offering yet another (albeit a bit pricier) creative Valentine’s Day gift option.

Images provided courtesy of Rebecca Hossack Gallery, NYC