Family & Scouts

Art at the Heart of Education

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Join us for a number of diverse and exciting Family Arts Programs at the Michener!

Unplugged Sundays @ the Michener is a series of free family events where wonder, delight, art, and learning fill our event pavilion, art classrooms, and Museum grounds. Programs feature performing artists who engage audiences through storytelling, music, puppetry, and more. Art making workshops feature visual artists with expertise in drawing, cartooning, illustration, and nature. Family tours focused on Michener prison history, architecture, and museum mysteries entertain and educate. Multicultural themes, classic tales, local history, and global perspectives abound, sparking connections and inspiring kids, teens, and families in the community. Scout groups are welcome to register for most Unplugged Sundays events.

Unplugged Sundays @ the Michener keeps art at the heart of education.

Unplugged Sundays @ the Michener is sponsored by the Leff Family Foundation.

Drawing the Magic of Nature with Kim Kurki

September 16@12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Stories in the Galleries with Luray Gross

September 16@2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Island Rhythms: Celebrating Steel Drums

October 14@1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

International Family Days at the Michener is a series of free family events where participants learn how stories, art, and music in our region can be traced to many different countries and many different cultures, making connections that are exciting and inspiring. All ages are invited to join in this celebration of storytelling with a different international theme each season.

Funding for International Family Days is provided by an anonymous donor.

International Family Day: Latin American Stories

November 18@1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Michener has been hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Art since 2011. These annual events transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into service projects and global outreach, which help empower and strengthen our community.

The MLK Day of Service and Art at the Michener keeps art at the heart of education.

MLK Day of Service and Art is sponsored by the Leff Family Foundation.

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On the first Sunday of every month from October through March, parents, adult caregivers, and their children are invited to draw in the galleries and the art studio using a variety of art materials. Using permanent collections and special exhibitions as inspiration, Family Drawing Days provide opportunities for Museum discovery, creativity, self-expression, and the development of a personal style. Preregistration is required; participants do not pay Museum admission the day of the program.

Family Drawing Days at the Michener keep art at the heart of education.

Family Drawing Days | Ages 6 and up

October 7@1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages can earn a variety of visual arts and arts related badges at the Michener Art Museum. We schedule programs for Scouts every fall and spring. Larger Scout troops may also call to schedule a private event, tailored to address specific needs and interests of individual troops. All Scout groups may also register for many of our free Unplugged Sundays @ the Michener arts events.

Scout workshops at the Michener keep art at the heart of education.

Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages can earn a variety of visual arts and arts related badges at the Michener Art Museum. We schedule programs for Scouts every fall and spring. Larger Scout troops may also call to schedule a private event, tailored to address specific needs and interests of individual troops. All Scout groups may also register for many of our free Unplugged Sundays @ the Michener arts events.

Scout workshops at the Michener keep art at the heart of education.

Learn more about Scout badge workshops offered throughout the year.

Check our current and upcoming exhibition schedule for dates and times.

No registration required; receptions are free and open to the public.

The Education Gallery at the Michener Art Museum opened in June of 2000 with the inaugural exhibition, Visual Delight. Since then, we have hosted hundreds of exhibitions of local student artwork, artwork created in Museum programs, and images from community outreach collaborations with organizations in Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya. From the international exchange of The Hexagon Project: Global Interdependence interactive exhibition, through the explosion of color in our elementary and middle school Art in Bloom display, to the service initiative of the Gift of Giving program, the Education Gallery at the Michener Art Museum remains a showcase of creativity, self-expression, artistic talent, and joy in our community. Formal exhibitions throughout the year balance with informal “push pin” displays of student work in celebration of a promising future for the arts in Bucks County and beyond. All Education Gallery exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public during regular Museum hours.

The Education Gallery at the Michener keeps art at the heart of education.

Programming in the Education Gallery is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Penn Community Bank. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Doris Weiss Education Gallery Endowment, the Leff Family Foundation, and FACT Bucks County, with in-kind support from Morrie Breyer & Michael Mamp.

Learn more about the Education Gallery at the Michener.

Gift of Giving: Opening Reception

December 8@2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Celebrate the winter holiday season while creating two beautiful handmade gifts in this all-out gift-making celebration. Participants leave the workshop with their gifts wrapped, ready to give to family and friends. Call for details; we like to keep the gifts a secret.

The Holiday Gift Workshop at the Michener keeps art at the heart of education, and art at the heart of your holiday season.

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For specific information about art classes, summer camps, scholarships, or instructors, please call 215.340.9800 x126 or email Ruth Anderson

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