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James A. Michener Art Museum

138 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
215-340-9800
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Doylestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Known as the Art & Soul of Bucks County, The James A. Michener Art Museum offers an exquisite collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings,... more » Owner description: Known as the Art & Soul of Bucks County, The James A. Michener Art Museum offers an exquisite collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, hosts nationally touring special exhibitions and showcases important regional artists. « less
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Princeton, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went their because we ran out of things to in Doyleston. Next time it will be our primary destination! The Steve Tobin exhibition was incredible and Naguchi Furniture out of this world! It's a hidden treasure!!!

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

An easy to "stroll-able" museum with notable pieces and rotating exhibits that inspire and excite. Too bad the "cafe" does not reflect the visitor tastes offering a place to reflect or frequent before the museum visit.

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Philadelphia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

One of my favorite places, the Michener is a top notch art museum. Past exhibits include the Grace Kelly retrospective, the art of local artist William B. T. Trego, the Hollywood Costumes exhibit, the world of Jim Henson, and many permanant exhibits such as the Bucks County Impressionists. To see Mr. Michener's writing desk, typewriter and his books and collectibles... More

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NEW HOPE
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113 reviews 113 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Small museum but their collections are always interesting. They change numerous times during the year so there is always a reason to go back. Friendly staff, mostly volunteers and a nice shop that features the works of Michener and other notable locals.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A great transformation. An art gallery where once prisoners were housed. It is always enjoyable viewing special exhibits, checking out the gift shop and having a cup of coffee indoors or outdoors. A pleasant afternoon's jaunt.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A little disappointing for the price, nice outdoor sculpture garden, exhibits inside were spacious - hard to appreciate a collection of furniture - like the painting best

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NJ
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My friend & I have kept an eye on this Museum's schedule after seeing the lovely Grace Kelly exhibit earlier this year. We were once again rewarded with a great main exhibit - Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism which highlights Mr. Evans' sculpted metal furniture and other work. He used steel, copper and other metals in unique ways.... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

As a local resident we sometimes tend to take close by attractions for granted. Certainly not the case for the historical and cultural events in Doylestown. The Michener is one of several venues worth seeing whenever you're in the area... And, they change exhibits frequently so, as with many things, one visit isn't enough.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Entering the museum and seeing Michener's desk, his typewriter, and many of the accoutrements of a writer of his day sparked my imagination and turned my thoughts to the first Michener novel I ever read. It was thrilling to be there and to learn about the kind of man he was, the kind of woman his wife was. They were... More

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I enjoy returning here whenever I am in Bucks County, PA. There are new exhibits every season and the topics could be fashion, modern art, 19th century American painting, furniture and carpentry, theatre, music, and of course literature. Its diversity appeals to children of all ages. The Paul Evans exhibit is exciting and something that I understand much better after... More

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