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James A. Michener Art Museum James A. Michener Art Museum
Doylestown, PA
Exhibition: Syd Carpenter:
Portraits of Our Places

Through 02/28/2021 (more information)
Syd Carpenter (b. 1953)
Ella Mae Edwards, 2009
Ceramic, acrylic, graphite, wood.
24 x 20 x 6 inches
Michener Art Museum. Gift of the Artist
Ella Mae Edwards, 2009
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Winter Landscape Near New Hope, n.d.
Exhibition: Fern Coppedge:
New Discoveries

09/12/2020 - 04/18/2021 (more information)
Fern I. Coppedge (1883-1951)
Winter Landscape Near
New Hope
, n.d.
Oil on canvas. 25 x 30 inches
\Gift of David and Nancy Barclay
Exhibition: Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water
04/04/2020 - 01/10/2021 (more information)
Janet Filomeno
As the Sea Rises–Blue Crystals Revisited no. 9, 2018
Ink, mica, acrylic paint on canvas.
72 x 72 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Janet Filomeno.
As the Sea Rises–Blue Crystals Revisited no. 9, 2018
Seed to Seed, 1970-72
Exhibition: Ponstingl: Dreams of Past Futures
Through 09/27/20 (more information)
Franz Jozef Ponstingl (1927-2004)
Seed to Seed, 1970-72
Oil on canvas. 24 x 30 inches
Collection of John Munic
James A. Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
215.340.9800
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Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, museum is Closed
to the public through at least January 4, 2021

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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:

Syd Carpenter: Portraits of Our Places
Through February 28, 2021
(more information)

Fern Coppedge: New Discoveries
September 12, 2020 - April 18, 2021
(more information)

Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water
Through Jauuary 10, 2020
(more information)

Ponstingl: Dreams of Past Futures
Through September 27, 2020
(more information)

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