By supporting the Michener, you play a vital role in ensuring the Museum’s continuing ability to present exhibitions, classes, and programs of the highest caliber. Your gift—no matter the size—is invaluable to the future of this institution, impacting the experience of all those who enjoy it.
While the unrestricted operating support provided through our Annual Fund is always appreciated, we are pleased to offer the following targeted giving opportunities:
Every year, the Michener presents ten to fifteen special exhibitions, that explore themes within our collection; present in-depth studies of artists and collectors tied to our region; delve into unique contemporary practices; and so much more. No matter the focus, each exhibition highlights the unique, cultural legacy of our region and the ways in which those artistic traditions continue to resonant today. The result of collaborative partnerships between the Michener and numerous other institutions and private collectors, these exhibitions are the product of years of research and planning.
By choosing to sponsor an exhibition, you are demonstrating your commitment to presenting fresh, innovative scholarship, while providing much needed funding for the research, art transportation, gallery design, educational materials and more which play a critical role in each gallery installation.
For more information about upcoming exhibitions that could benefit from your support, please contact Laurie McGahey, Deputy Director, at 215.340.2800 x161 or [email protected]
Since its inception, education has been a cornerstone of the Michener’s mission. Throughout the galleries, visitors have the chance to engage more deeply with the artwork on display through tours and gallery talks. Exhibitions are enhanced and illuminated with lectures by artists and scholars alike. Our exciting Music at the Michener series provides concerts for any musical tastes. Unplugged Sundays engage young audiences through exciting performances and artmaking activities.
Additionally, the Museum is proud to offer the only art classes in Bucks County where learners of all ages experience Museum exhibitions as an ongoing part of their education, creating original works of art in response to their experiences in the galleries. Art classes offer individualized attention, small classes, frequent gallery tours, and access to master teachers. Through exposure to a variety of art forms and art materials, all courses encourage the development of new skills and build confidence in creative expression.
Your support of education and public programs at the Michener allows us to present these remarkable opportunities to learn and connect to as broad an audience as possible—regardless of their means.
For more information about educational initiatives that might benefit from your support, please contact Laurie McGahey, Deputy Director, at 215.340.2800 x161 or [email protected].
The Michener Art Museum’s mission to serve as a center for the study of the region’s artistic traditions guides the Museum’s collecting focus on art of the Bucks County and the Delaware Valley region. Guided by that vision, the Michener has acquired a remarkable collection of over 3,000 works of art which documents the changing relationships of artists to their physical and cultural environments as well as the technical and conceptual innovations that are part of the vibrant and colorful history of the visual arts in our region.
In 2002, the Museum established the Mandel Society for Art to raise funds for the acquisition of works of art for the Museum’s permanent collection. Under the leadership of late Trustee Emeritus William (Bill) Mandel, the Mandel Society has made a significant impact on the Michener’s collections building activity.
Contributions to the Mandel Society enable the Museum to take an active stance on collection growth, augmenting donated works through the purchase of extraordinary artworks that might otherwise remain beyond our reach. To learn more about targeted acquisitions that need funding or to support the Mandel Society writ large, please contact Laurie McGahey, Deputy Director, at 215.340.2800 x161 or [email protected]
An established fund within an institution which provides a predictable, independent source of income from year to year, endowment funding is a critical way to ensure that the Michener can continue to thrive for generations to come. By providing reliable funding for select activities and operating costs, endowment funds provide both institutional security and flexibility—freeing up resources to support new initiatives that ensure the Museum continues to evolve.
While the Michener is fortunate to have established endowment funds to support general operation, collections care and acquisitions, scholarly publications, and educational scholarships, the generosity of our friends and benefactors is essential to the continued growth of the Museum. Whether you choose to make an outright gift, pledge, bequest, or other form of planned gift, know that your generosity is helping to strengthen the Michener’s future.
For more information about endowment naming opportunities, or to learn more about making an endowment gift, please contact Laurie McGahey, Deputy Director, at 215.340.9800 x161 or [email protected]
Part of what makes Bucks County and the surrounding Delaware Valley region so unique is its incredible cultural resonance. Nestled in the rolling hills just outside of Philadelphia, the region boasts a remarkable confluence of historic and artistic treasures. Thanks in part to the legacy first established by one of our founders, Herman Silverman, the Michener has become a touchstone for building the synergistic relationships between the cultural and business sectors which further enhance the region.
Corporate partnerships take many forms at the Michener; from organizational memberships in our Corporate Business Partners Program, to special event sponsorships, to the funding of our dynamic exhibitions and educational programs, to unique collaborations that support conservation or capital growth, there are few areas in the Museum’s activities that are untouched by the corporate sector.
Whether your company is looking for elegant client development opportunities, exceptional ways to amplify your marketing messaging, or new strategies to increase employee engagement, the Michener can customize a recognition and benefit package that will work for your unique needs. To learn more, please contact Laurie McGahey, Deputy Director, at 215.340.2800 x161 or [email protected]