- March 14, 2018
Fiona Clark first came to the Michener Art Museum as a student in our popular intergenerational art class, Learning to Look and Listen. The class spurred her interest in art and history, and she has remained an active part of our Museum community since 2007. As a teen, she created content for our Youth Audio Guide and our Art Talk: Video program. Fiona’s thoughtful approach to our permanent collection, coupled with her humor, dedication, and passion for history, brought a welcome dimension to these youth initiatives.
This spring, she will play an instrumental role in our first-ever Student Curators class. She ... Read more...
- February 26, 2018
UPDATE as of March 1, 2018: I am very pleased to announce that Laurie McGahey, who has served as our senior director of advancement for the past five years, has been named deputy director of the Michener Art Museum. Additionally, Louise Feder will serve as interim chief curator. Please join me in congratulating both of these very capable professionals!
After nearly two months as interim director of the Michener—and a phenomenal whirlwind of exciting activity—I want to update you on recent developments.
First, I would like to thank all of you who contribute in countless ways to the Michener Art Museum. ... Read more...
- February 13, 2018
This Valentine’s Day, we’re showing our appreciation for our visitors and our community by lowering admission prices for the remainder of 2018.
In the spirit of love and thankfulness for your support, we’re making our exhibitions, programs, and services more accessible. We heard your requests, and we thank you for your honest feedback!
Beginning on February 14, our new general admission prices will be as follows:
College Students: $8
Ages 6-18: $5
We look forward to seeing you in our galleries!
Date Night at the Michener
Need an idea for date night on Valentine’s Day? Spend an afternoon in our galleries enjoying the critically-acclaimed exhibition ... Read more...
- January 2, 2018
Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio, a longstanding Bucks County resident and former marketing executive, has stepped into the role of interim director. Ms. Bentivoglio has been a trustee of the museum since 2014. She will serve as interim director until a permanent appointment is made; the board has embarked on a national search to find a replacement for Lisa Tremper Hanover, who retired on December 31.
“The Michener Art Museum is a bright cultural beacon in the region and an economic force for area tourism,” said Ms. Bentivoglio, “and I happily embrace this opportunity to employ my management skills as well as my ... Read more...
- December 28, 2017
Every gift—large or small—makes a difference.
- December 13, 2017
As 2017—and with it my tenure here at the Michener—draws to a close, I extend my thanks to the entire community for your great support. Together, we have accomplished so much in the last five years. And it is my pleasure to ask you—one last time—to help us to achieve our goals for the year with a generous contribution to our Annual Fund.
When I first arrived, the Museum was on the cusp of its twenty-fifth anniversary. We fêted this milestone with the Founders Celebration, beginning a half-decade marked with many high points. The Museum’s façade, exterior lighting and graphic ... Read more...
- November 27, 2017
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- November 22, 2017
Andrew McIntyre, a writer, arts appreciator, and frequent visitor to the Michener, draws inspiration from the work displayed in our galleries and translates his love for art into poetry. He has offered to share his work in the form of a blog post, both to honor the memory of James A. Michener, the Museum’s Pulitzer prize-winning namesake, and to inspire others to express their creativity. Below are three of his poems.
Inspired by “Phillips Mill,” a painting by Morgan Colt, 1912:
To this quiet life,
But as Thoreau had said,
“I went to the woods,
To live deliberately.”
So I sought out
My own ... Read more...
- November 16, 2017
Quakerism, a Christian religion that dates back to England in the 1650s, was the legacy left to Bucks County by William Penn when, after founding Philadelphia, he established Newtown in 1684 and built Pennsbury Manor on the banks of the Delaware River. Penn was a Quaker convert, and the beauty and tranquility of Bucks County lent themselves perfectly to the expression of his religion. “The country life,” he once said, “is to be preferred, for there we see the works of God, but in cities little else but the works of men; the one makes a better subject for our ... Read more...
- September 28, 2017
With Halloween just around the corner and spooky folklore winding its way into our thoughts, the ghosts of Bucks County stir from their slumber and make their way into the urban legends borne of this area’s rich history. Though it opened to the public in 1988, the Michener Art Museum’s own history travels more than a century back in time. Unbeknownst to many of our patrons, the Museum property had its beginnings as an institution of a dramatically different sort, one with a history riddled by violence, imprisonment, and ultimately rumors of a supernatural kind.
Prior to becoming a presence in ... Read more...