Garber Family to be honored with the James A. Michener Legacy Award at 30 Years: An Evening in Black and White

DOYLESTOWN, PA – On Saturday, September 15, 2018, the James A. Michener Art Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary with 30 Years: An Evening in Black and White, a special event that will include the presentation of the James A. Michener Legacy Award. The 2018 award will be presented to the family of painter Daniel Garber (1880-1958) in recognition of his contributions to the canon of American art and for his significant role in the influential Bucks County-based arts movement of Pennsylvania Impressionism in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century.

Given to individuals, families, institutions, or foundations that have shaped the landscape of the arts community, the James A. Michener Legacy Award recognizes those who have impacted a generation or an entire community-at-large. “The name Daniel Garber is synonymous with the arts in Pennsylvania, and his impact is only further underscored this fall as his masterwork Tanis graces our galleries,” said Kathleen Jameson, executive director of the Michener Art Museum. “We are so fortunate that Garber’s granddaughters, Dana Garber Applestein and Tanis Garber-Shaw, have played, and will continue to play, such active roles in the growth of this institution. Their involvement, along with the Museum’s collection of Garber works, truly keeps Daniel Garber’s legacy at the heart of the Museum.”

The event will include a preview of the exhibition 30 Years: Art at the Michener, 1988–2018, and will feature a black tie-optional celebration in two acts. Following the award ceremony and a prosecco toast, guests will be ushered in to the White Out Party to enjoy specialty cocktails and light fare by Catering By Design. Nightowls can dance the night away to the sounds of the Central City Orchestra during the Black Out Ball, a lively dance party with late-night bites and delectable desserts.

The celebration will continue on Sunday, September 16, 2018 with 30 Years: An Afternoon in Color, a free community day with activities for the entire family, including artist demonstrations, family programs, scavenger hunts and more. Throughout the fall, the Michener will continue to offer a range of programs celebrating its 30th anniversary. For more information and a full listing of all upcoming programs, visit

Penn Color, Inc. is the Pearl Presenting Sponsor of 30 Years: An Evening in Black and White. The event is also generously supported by the following individuals and corporations: Bob and Joyce Byers, Morel Family Foundation, Louis and Carol Della Penna, Fred Beans Automotive Group, Syd and Sharon Martin, PNC Wealth Management, Rebecca L. Rosen, Tom and Alycia Scannapieco, SEI Private Wealth Management, Silverman Family Partnerships, Michael and Tammy Simpson, Bob and Amy Welch, Williams Family Law, Worth & Company, Inc., 1776 Capital Management Group of Janney Montgomery Scott, Lizanne and Tim Bernlohr, Gregory and Maureen Church, Delaware Valley Concrete | Mario and Lisa Diliberto, Kathy and Ted Fernberger, Lalo Flores and Nancy Stone-Flores, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Lambertville Station, John and Barbara Lehman, Mark and Christine LoManto, Rago, Univest Bank and Trust Co., Bill and Karen Aichele, Beauty Marx Aesthetic MedSpa, Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio and Dr. Lamberto Bentivoglio, Anne and Ben Bugajewski, Craig and Ellie Deardorff, E.C. Bentz Electrical Contractor, Inc., Tony and Jane Ford-Hutchinson, Frank and Jeanette Gallagher, George Nakashima Woodworker S.A., Grim, Biehn & Thatcher, Mary and Dennis Helf, Sally and Richard Henriques, Bruce and Jo Katsiff, Conrad and Sandra Leon, Bruce Long and Mark Todaro, Repko Law, LLC, Arthur and Natalia Ritter, Dianne Semingson in memory of H. Craig Lewis, Virginia and Neal Sigety, Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home of Doylestown, Warren Weiss Insurance Agency Inc., and Jane M. Yeuroukis. In-kind support is also provided by Allagash Brewing Company, Allure West Studios Photography, Catering By Design, Mind Your Design, and Pierre’s Chocolates.
Tickets are available at a price of $275 per person for the entire evening or $100 per person for the Black Out Ball only. To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, contact Laurie McGahey at 215.340.9800 x161 or
About the Michener Art Museum
The Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits American art, and promotes the work of nationally and internationally known Delaware Valley artists of all eras and creative disciplines. The museum presents exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions and offers diverse educational programs that develop a lifelong involvement in the arts. Throughout the year, the Michener Art Museum hosts a wide range of programs open to the public, including lectures, artists conversations, gallery talks, artist studio tours, dance performances, jazz performances, family-themed activities, and other events. The museum also offers diverse selection of art classes for children and adults, which include instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking as well as programs for the public, schools, and teachers designed to support arts education. The James A. Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
The Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday noon – 5:00 pm. For more information, visit or call 215.340.9800.