30 Years: Art at the Michener, 1988-2018


30 Years: Art at the Michener, 1988-2018

Curated by Louise Feder, Assistant Curator/Interim Chief Curator

September 15, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Since its founding in 1988, the Michener Art Museum has expanded its vision, facility, and programs as well as its permanent collection, which now comprises more than 3,500 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper. To commemorate its 30th anniversary, the Michener is presenting 30 Years: Art at the Michener, 1988-2018, a special exhibition that invites visitors to learn new stories about familiar works of art and discover objects from the Museum’s vault that have never before been on display.

The Michener is the proud steward of these artworks for the community. The process of how many works in the Michener’s collection arrived at the Museum through significant gifts and bequests is a particular focus in the exhibition. 30 Years commemorates these legacies, explores the stories behind the art and the collectors, and celebrates the generosity of individuals to transfer private collections into the public trust, ensuring that their art will be experienced and enjoyed for generations to come.


30 Years: Art at the Michener, 1988-2018 is generously sponsored by Visit Bucks County, Bob and Joyce Byers and SEI Private Wealth Management with additional support from FREEMAN’S, Dr. Lamberto Bentivoglio and Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio, and Syd and Sharon Martin.