Pin Museum is owned and operated by two art school sweethearts, now husband and wife in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to Pin Museum, they are designers for national and international brands, former gallerists, parents, and Mexican food devotees. In 2013, they designed and produced their first enamel pin. In 2016, they closed their gallery and launched Pin Museum with three designs by the artists Damien Hirst, Jan van Eyck, and Marcel Duchamp.
Featuring work from iconic artists we know and love, as well as designs from acclaimed designers from around the world, Pin Museum strives to create and showcase art and art history related goods to a broad viewership beyond institutional barriers. Consistently exceeding the expectations of a traditional enamel pin or fashion accessory company, they make products that spawn conversations, showcase unique personalities, and identify unique interests. Henri Matisse once said “Creativity takes courage.” Pin Museum likes to believe they approach their business courageously.
The enamel pin world is full of bootlegs and copycats. Pin Museum works with artists, estates, and establishments to ensure our pins are officially licensed when necessary.
Our close partner, Artists Rights Society was founded in 1987, and represents the intellectual property rights interests of over 50,000 visual artists and estates of visual artists from around the world. For more information about this amazing organization, visit Artists Rights Society.
The Pin Museum Experience doesn't end when you receive your delivery. We implore you to research, explore and inform yourself on the pins you purchased. Go to your local art museum, enroll in an art history class, start a conversation with your barrista, your professor, or your friends.
The links we provide in our product listings are a great start and the internet is a boundless resource of information. Wear your pin proudly knowing you know the true meaning behind the original work.
Show your love for the arts by using #pinmuseum on your social media posts, gifting a pin museum product to an art-loving friend, or donating to a local art charity.
We historically have been strong supporters of Inner-City Arts, a Los Angeles based charity that supports art education for children. There are endless causes to contribute to, and websites such as Charity Navigator can be helpful in finding the right cause for you.