- October 12, 2017
On June 28, 2017, the James A. Michener Art Museum hosted a gathering to remember and celebrate the lasting legacy of Herman Silverman. Family, friends, and representatives from the community organizations that have prospered because of his involvement came together to share stories and reflect upon the passion and pride that Herman demonstrated, both professionally and personally, throughout his life.
He was the first President of the Michener Art Museum Board of Trustees and served as the catalyst for expanding the Museum programmatically and physically. Our Chairman Emeritus for Life, the model Herman established continues to guide our actions as ... Read more...
- April 15, 2017
Spring 2017 at the Michener Art Museum heralds the opening of one of the most important exhibitions we have mounted in our nearly 30-year history. Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, & Sculptural Form brings together multiple artistic genres in an exploration of Sheeler’s years as a photographer for Condé Nast, where celebrity personalities, fashion, and more were part of his daily lexicon. Kirsten M. Jensen, the Michener’s Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator, has investigated and has revealed new scholarship on this little-known facet of Sheeler’s legacy. The book that accompanies the exhibition includes essays by leading scholars and gorgeous ... Read more...
- January 12, 2017
Welcome to the new year of stellar exhibitions, provocative programs, lively music, and a full slate of youth programming that keeps us energized through the winter months.
As we reflect on our successful efforts of 2016, we continue to broaden our reach geographically with new partnerships, media attention, and board representation.
Our exhibition themes resonate with a diverse audience and are relevant to the investigation of great art historical genres and contemporary expressions. Steve McCurry, whose work we featured in the very successful exhibition Unguarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry, was once again in the international spotlight ... Read more...
- September 13, 2016
Our summer was an extraordinary one, with filled-to-capacity summer art camps, music programs, and exhibitions that touched local and international communities with their rich imagery and powerful statements.
We celebrated the expansion of the Panama Canal with Oh Panama! Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal, explored local color with New Hope artist Lloyd Ney, featured artists new to the Michener in Tête-à-Tête: Conversations in Photography, and explored the exotic and poignant world of Afghanistan with Unguarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry. Afghanistan Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib was due to attend our opening reception for Steve McCurry in July ... Read more...
- May 13, 2016
Daniel Garber’s Tanis has returned to our Museum for a six-month stay courtesy of the generosity of Marguerite & Gerry Lenfest and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is holding court in the Commonwealth Gallery, surrounded by beautiful canvases from the permanent collection and gracious collectors who have agreed to part with their paintings for our benefit. Doylestown Borough is partnering with the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) with its Inside/Out Program, which brings reproductions of some of the treasures from the PMA’s permanent collection into communities. Tanis is one of the objects that will be reproduced; the reproduction will ... Read more...