Michener Art Museum

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George Sotter

Light and Shadow

July 29 - December 31, 2017

A Time to Break Silence

Pictures of Social Change

September 9, 2017 - February 4, 2018

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Jeff Roberts: Finding His Voice

Museum Day Live!

Download your tickets for free admission on Saturday, Sept. 23

Fall art classes & workshops

Engaging art classes and workshops designed for students from Pre-K through adult!

Educators Open House

Oct 19: Free for teachers, administrators, and board members

Private events

The Michener is available for weddings, receptions, conferences, and parties

Jazz Night: Jerry Wheldon

Register now for an evening of smooth jazz, open galleries, and refreshments.

In 1988, 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 Delaware Valley region. The museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, art collector, and philanthropist who first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960s.

Housed on the site of a former prison, the Michener Art Museum presents many special exhibitions and showcases important regional artists. Permanent collection highlights include the Nakashima Reading Room, the Daniel Garber mural A Wooded Watershed, and a world-class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings. Throughout the year, the Michener Art Museum hosts a wide range of programs open to the public, including lectures, artists conversations, gallery talks, artist studio tours, dance performances, jazz performances, Ladies Nights Out, family-themed activities, and other events. The Museum also offers art classes for children and adults, which include instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking as well as programs designed to enhance artistic awareness.