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In the Museum We Trust: 30 Years of Art at the Michener

Curated by Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D., Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator, and Louise Feder, Assistant Curator

September 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Paton | Smith | Della Penna-Fernberger Galleries

Since the Michener Art Museum opened its doors in 1988, it has expanded both its vision and its collection, which now numbers more than 3,500 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper. The Michener is the proud steward of these artworks for the community.  

Many of these objects came to the Museum through significant gifts and bequests. In the Museum We Trust commemorates these legacies, explores the stories behind the art and the collectors, and celebrates the generosity of individuals who transfer their private collections into the public trust, ensuring that their art will be experienced and enjoyed for generations to come.

Image: Kathryn Sobey Leslie (1915-2009), Ruby and the Colonnade, c. 1981, oil on canvas, 46 x 46 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of Yvonne Shafer in memory of her husband Robert Chamberlain.

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