- June 2, 2016
Yesterday the radio show “Living History” on WCHE AM 1520 featured an interview by host Gene Pisasale with Lisa Tremper Hanover, the Michener Art Museum’s director and CEO. The conversation touched on the Michener Art Museum history, including the Museum’s connection to the renowned writer after which it was named, and the Michener’s impressive, evolving permanent collection, the cornerstone of which is the largest assemblage of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings in public hands in the world.
You can hear the entire interview by visiting wche1520.com, clicking on “Podcasts” (upper right corner), and then scrolling down to the June 1, 2016 “Living History” show.
Thank you, Gene and WCHE!
- May 24, 2016
We were delighted to welcome the CultureSpots team to the Michener! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the name, CultureSpots is a brilliant mobile platform specifically designed to enhance museum and gallery visitor experiences through the use of audio tours.
Our Youth Audio Tour was developed through CultureSpots and was researched, written, and recorded by our very own Art Audio Guide Team composed of students ages 10-15. The guide provides Museum visitors the opportunity to engage with our collections in a new way!
Check out the interview below with Adrienne Romano, Director of Interpretation and Innovation, and Ruth Anderson, Director of ... Read more...
- May 20, 2016
The Michener’s Fashion Fête, held this past Saturday at the Michener Art Museum, was a night to remember!
Over 150 Michener’s friends and supporters in fine attire attended the gala in celebration of the Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion exhibition. The special guest and Honoree of the evening was world-renowned fashion designer Ralph Rucci.
The evening kicked off on the Museum’s front terrace with a fashion show featuring extraordinary designs from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. Models from Wilhelmina Modeling Agency took to the catwalk and moved to the beats of DJ Serop. Snapshots and footage of the highlighted fashions can be seen on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
@__tara_______ @jovanoconnor and @victoriawrightdesigns with ... Read more...
- May 11, 2016
Join us on Sunday, June 5th to kick start our new series of family programs designed to delight and inspire audiences of all ages.
Unplugged Sundays @ the Michener feature performance artists who will engage the audience through storytelling, music, puppetry, and more. The range of performers in 2016 will include artists who specialize in multicultural themes, classic tales, and global perspectives, sparking connections and inspiring youth and family audiences.
On Sunday, June 5th, Kuniko Yamamoto will make Japanese folk tales come alive. She enchants audiences of every age with dramatic storytelling using myths and fables from ancient and modern Japan, spiced ... Read more...
- May 3, 2016
We hope our new site–which is now fully responsive for easy viewing on all mobile devices– meets the evolving needs of all of our online visitors. However, if you encounter any technical issues or challenges, please let us know right away! Send an email to Christine at email@example.com or call 215.340.9800 x 133. (We’re testing everything now, too.)
Thanks for your input and support as we take this important step!
(And our thanks to Zero Defect Design for its website design expertise.)
- April 15, 2016
Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Inside Out Program is now in Doylestown! The town is hosting 12 high replica art images from the PMA in various outdoor locations around the borough now through July 15, 2016. Tanis by Daniel Garber is a featured replica which can be seen at Pine and Ashland Streets. To see the real painting, just swing on by the Michener and visit our Garber in Spring exhibit!
The Michener is offering FREE one-hour guided walking tours around the borough in support of Inside Out. They are led by specially trained docents and will include information about art and ... Read more...
- April 13, 2016
The Michener honored four outstanding volunteers at its 22nd Annual Ann Silverman Volunteer Recognition Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 12. Chosen from a pool of deserving nominees, we’re proud to announce this year’s recipients are all members of the Doylestown community!
The 2015 Ann Silverman Award recipients are Dave Buday and Jen McHugh for Co-Volunteers of the Year; Carolyn Prieto for Docent of the Year; and Maddie Worth for Junior Volunteer of the Year. In presenting the awards, Jeffra Silverman Nandan paid special tribute to each recipient.
Twenty-nine additional volunteers were recognized for their hourly contribution over the years, including three for ... Read more...
- April 12, 2016
“The artist is not a special kind of person;
rather each person is a special kind of artist.”
– Ananda Coomaraswamy
It was standing room only throughout the Education Center on Sunday, April 10 as hundreds of people filed in for the annual Art in Bloom opening reception. The Museum’s spring art exhibition features work by students ages 3 through 14 who take part in our art studio classes. The young artists enjoyed activities like face-painting, making tissue flowers, drawing on the chalk mural board, and eating lots of cake! Parents, grandparents, extended family and friends were also in attendance to view the ... Read more...
- April 4, 2016
On March 26, we celebrated the opening of the exhibition Craft, Commitment, Community featuring the influential work of Katharine Steele Renninger. A local artistic icon and one of the Museum’s founding trustees, Renninger (1925-2004) dedicated her career to preserving in paint the achievements of Bucks County citizens: the honest craft and design found in architectural structures and handmade objects that represented a disappearing way of life.
Craft, Commitment, Community highlights the 2008 gift of Renninger’s archive to the Museum, including a treasure trove of early sketchbooks, scrapbooks, and travel studies that trace her artistic and professional development. The archival materials and ... Read more...
- March 16, 2016
From Tuesday, April 19, through Sunday, April 24, the Michener Art Museum will be hosting a special College Week– all undergraduate and graduate students are invited to visit our galleries during that time free of charge! (Students must have valid IDs.) On Thursday, April 21, we will be offering extended hours; that evening, we’ll be featuring the award-winning film The September Issue, spotlighting Vogue‘s creative team as it prepares for its biggest-ever fashion issue.
We invite you that week to tour our galleries showcasing our Pennsylvania Impressionist collection as well as several special exhibitions, including our Philadelphia in Style fashion exhibition, ... Read more...