We have some exciting news for this 30th Anniversary year for the Michener Art Museum! The Museum has acquired a pair of floral paintings–Flower Border I and Flower Border II–by Mary Elizabeth Price, one of the region’s most celebrated artists, for its permanent collection.
“Elizabeth Price is one of the region’s most revered artists, and we are ecstatic to add Flower Border I and Flower Border II to the permanent collection of the Michener Art Museum,” said Gregory Church, the president of the board of trustees. “The cornerstone of our collection is Pennsylvania Impressionism, and the purchase of these stunning pieces significantly advances our mission to present to the public the remarkable art and artistic legacies of this region. We couldn’t be more proud to acquire and showcase this spectacular work by one of the leading women artists of the early 20th century, who was a prominent figure in the legendary Philadelphia Ten.”
We will share more information about the paintings, including when they will be on view in our galleries, in the weeks ahead.