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Doylestown, PA
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Starfish Desk, 1966
Exhibition: Nakashima Looks: Studio Furniture at the Michener
03/02/2019 - 07/07/2019 (more information)
Robert Whitley (b. 1924)
Starfish Desk, 1966
Figured American black walnut, hide glue gesso and stippled blue paint. 55 x 36 x 17 inches
James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of the Artist in Honor of Bruce Katsiff, Director 1989-2012
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Exhibition: The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design
02/09/2019 - 05/05/2019 (more information)
Designed by Thomas E. Warren (active with American Chair Co. 1849-52). Manufactured by the American Chair Co. (1829-1858), Troy, NY
Centripetal Spring Arm Chair, c. 1850
Photo by Michael Koryta and Andrew VanStyn, Director of Acquisitions, Conservation and Photography
Centripetal Spring Arm Chair, c. 1850
The Janis Project
Exhibition: Frank Hyder:
The Janis Project

Through 3/10/2019 (more information)
Frank Hyder
The Janis Project
Exhibition: Daniel Garber’s Poetry of Light
09/12/2018 - 04/14/2019 (more information)
Daniel Garber (1880 – 1958)
Tanis, 1915
oil on canvas, H. 60 x W. 46 1/4 inches
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Purchased with funds contributed by Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, 2011.
Tanis, 1915
In Exaltation of Flowers, 1910–1914
Exhibition: Bridging Two American Muralists: Daniel Garber and Edward Steichen
Through 04/15/2019 (more information)
Edward J. Steichen (1879–1973)
In Exaltation of Flowers, 1910–1914
Courtesy of Art Bridges
James A. Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
215.340.9800
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Hours
Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm

The Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden and Terrace close a half hour before galleries. The Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden and Terrace may be closed for special events – please call ahead for up-to-date information.

Closed

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Admission

  • Members: Free
  • Adult: $15.00
  • Senior: $13.00
  • College Student with valid ID: $8.00
  • Youth age 6-18: $5
  • Children under 6: Free
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Free admission to the Michener Art Museum for active military and their families with valid ID. Discounts available for veterans with military ID.

The Museum is completely accessible to visitors with disabilities. Touch tours, sign language interpreted tours, and interpreted materials, such as listening enhancement equipment, are all available with advance notice.

The art reference library is available by appointment only: 215-340-9800 x 150 or library@michenerartmuseum.org.

About
In 1988, with the support of many dedicated citizens, the James A. Michener Art Museum opened as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown's most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts who had first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960's.

In November of 1999, the James A. Michener Art Museum publicly announced the largest single gift in the institution's history. Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest gave the Museum an extensive collection of fifty-nine paintings by important regional artists of the Pennsylvania Impressionist School. The museum is now home to a world class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings.

Ensconced in the Museum's walled, lush "back yard" is an outdoor gallery. Visitors can enjoy lunch and reflect in the Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden, where the old stone prison wall is juxtaposed against the contemporary award-winning contemporary Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion. The Museum hosts nationally touring special exhibitions and also showcases important regional artists.

History
The massive stone walls and warden's house that make up the core of the Michener Art Museum today began as the Bucks County prison in 1884. After a century of use, the abandoned and antiquated buildings were being torn down when the County Commissioners agreed to preserve the historic landmark and lease the land and buildings to house the new Museum. After extensive renovation, the Museum opened to the public in September, 1988. Today, the old Bucks County jail, once a place of fear and despair, has been transformed into a welcoming center of culture and beauty... guarding the artistic soul of Bucks County.

Collections

Exhibitions:

Nakashima Looks: Studio Furniture at the Michener
March 2, 2019 - July 7, 2019
(more information)

The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design
February 9, 2019 - May 5, 2019
(more information)

Frank Hyder: The Janis Project
Through March 10, 2019
(more information)

Bridging Two American Muralists: Daniel Garber and Edward Steichen
Through April 15, 2019
(more information)

Daniel Garber’s Poetry of Light
September 12, 2018 - April 14, 2019
(more information)

Events

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