- September 12, 2016
We’re delighted to announce that, in tandem with the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, we are co-presenting a talk on Monday, September 26 by Bonnie McCurry V’Soske, sister of world-famous photographer Steve McCurry and president of McCurry Studios.
“Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry,” which will take place in Hopewell, NJ, will explore how photography has helped the world to understand the story of this complex, war-torn country. The program will start at 6 pm and will include a slide show of McCurry’s work in Afghanistan.
Tickets are available through the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.
- August 24, 2016
We are amazed by all of the incredible Instagram #McCurryStreetChallenge photos supporting the exhibition Unguarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry. After much deliberation and careful consideration of the amazing images submitted, our Museum curators have chosen our first winner! REMEMBER: we will choose 2 more winners before the exhibition closes on October 23rd.
A video posted by Femi Matti ?? (@oji._) on Aug 17, 2016 at 6:21am PDT
The winning photograph is a moving image titled Introvert taken by photographer and visual artist Obafemi Matti (@oji._). Curators were drawn to this image not only for its strong compositional ... Read more...
- August 10, 2016
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- July 21, 2016
In celebration of the exhibition Unguarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry, we invite you to share your best street photography with the museum curators and McCurry studio on Instagram by using the hashtag #McCurryStreetChallenge. Our curators will choose their favorite images that tell us about street life – from downtown Doylestown to Center City Philadelphia and anywhere around the world you might be posting from! Submissions to the #McCurryStreetChallenge will appear the exhibition’s media room, so submit your best shots to have them exhibited digitally at the Michener.
Winners will be announced monthly, with three winners ... Read more...
- June 30, 2016
The Michener Art Museum has partnered with Hortulus Farm, a nonprofit 18th-century farmstead comprising 100 acres in Wrightstown, PA, to showcase the work of regional sculptors. The first jointly arranged installation, called “Contemplative Spaces,” features monumental pieces created by James Fuhrman, whose large-scale sculptures explore the connections between humans and the natural world. Fuhrman’s work was presented in an exhibition at the Michener Art Museum in 2008.
Lisa Tremper Hanover, director and CEO of the Michener Art Museum, recognized the opportunity to realize the mission of the Michener—to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit American art, and promote the work of nationally ... Read more...
- June 27, 2016
The Michener Art Museum will be open for FREE on Saturday, July 16! In celebration of the Mercer Museum’s 100th birthday, the Michener, Mercer, the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, and Fonthill Castle will be free to the public.
Also happening on July 16 is the opening of the Unguarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry. The exhibition presents highlights from McCurry’s 35 years of photography in Afghanistan and includes a selection of work from the Women’s Photography Initiative, a project of ImagineAsia, the nonprofit McCurry helped to establish, as well as traditional and modern textiles made in ... Read more...
- June 16, 2016
We are thrilled to share with you the second installment of CultureSpots‘ visit at the Michener!
In case you missed the first blog post (found here), our Youth Audio Tour was developed through the CultureSpots mobile platform and was researched, written, and recorded by our very own Art Audio Guide Team!
Get to know some of the students (ages 10-15) who participated in the production of the Youth Audio Tour by watching the interviews below!
A huge “thank you” again to the CultureSpots team for their help in developing such a valuable tool for our Museum and, most importantly, creating a memorable experience ... Read more...
- June 9, 2016
Join us for a special program in conjunction with
Tête-à-Tête: Conversations in Photography.
The Lightning Lectures and Artist Q&A will comprise 15-20 minute artist talks by five participating artists. Hear the stories behind the works on view, more about the projects each image came from, and what these dynamic photographers are working on now! The audience will have an opportunity to hear the photographers in conversation and to ask questions about their work.
Lightning Lectures and Artist Q&A
Tête-à-Tête: Conversations in Photography
With David Graham, Michael A. Smith, Richard Boutwell, Tim Portlock, and Daniel Traub
Wednesday, June 15
7:00 – 9:00 PM
$10 Member / $20 Non-member / ... Read more...
- June 8, 2016
Early this morning, the entire cultural community lost an incredible benefactor and friend: Robert L. Russell, who, together with his late partner William Mandel, inspired and supported the arts for many decades.
Bob and Bill’s connection with the Michener Art Museum spanned many years and countless significant contributions. They were deeply committed to providing the Michener with resources to acquire objects for its permanent collection. In 2000, Bill, who served as a Michener trustee for many years, launched the Janus Society, which was dedicated to acquisitions; in 2009, it was renamed the Mandel Society.
“Today we lost a tremendous ally in celebrating American art,” ... Read more...
- June 6, 2016
If you’ve strolled the Michener galleries recently and noticed a few pieces of art missing from the walls – don’t fret! This week, we welcome the Google Cultural Institute to the Michener to do special high resolution gigapixel photography on 50 works from the Museum’s collection.
The Michener has been part of the Google Art Project, an initiative through the Google Cultural Institute which enables people throughout the world to explore paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs online. Viewers can experience over 120 objects from the Michener Art Museum’s permanent collection along with 13 works viewable in super high resolution or gigapixel ... Read more...