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James A. Michener Art Museum

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Address: 138 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone Number: 215-340-9800
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Known as the Art & Soul of Bucks County, The James A. Michener Art Museum...
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.
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Legacy to a Native Son

James A. Michener was more than a prolific writer of historic novels, he was a significant Pennsylvanian. From humble beginnings he made high use of his educational opportunities... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

James A. Michener was more than a prolific writer of historic novels, he was a significant Pennsylvanian. From humble beginnings he made high use of his educational opportunities and Bucks County has honored his memory with this slice of his life's interest. The thing I like best about this facility is that it is built upon the old county prison... More 

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

For some reason this museum is comfortable. It is usually not crowded and the space doesn't have an over-filled presence about it. Taking the time to really take in a particular piece is like an accepted invitation. Maybe it's the people who go there. There always is a variety of exhibits that allow expansion of one's own art experience. A... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This museum was funded by the prolific writer James Michener, who was favorite son of Doylestown. It has a small but high quality collection, and also features regularly traveling exhibits of interest. Also don't miss the section at the end that is dedicated to Michener himself, who wrote hundreds of highly detailed historical novels.

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Peekskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Have been here several times and it always amazes me how good this museum is. Today the Rodin exhibit and film about the bronze process making the Gates of Hell Also, the Daniel Garber paintings amazing impressionist works Don't miss the photography exhibit about homeless of NYC

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Rodin collection was beautiful. The artist in the garden collection was nice. Take your time enjoying this collection. I do wish the museum had the permanent collection on display. None of Mitchener's collected illustrations are on display at this museum.

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Dumont, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited the Michener Museum on a quiet Tuesday morning. It's located right next to the Doylestown Library which has a big parking lot and that's where we left our car. It was a little pricey, $18 for adult admission. There's a small gallery devoted to James Michener, who lived in Doylestown, it was very interesting. I didn't know much... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

. . . .Overpriced. Adult admission is $18 per person. Compare this with the much larger Philadelphia Museum of Art ---- one of the top 10 US museums housing works by Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso and Cezanne ---- where the adult admission is $20. The Michener admission fees (Seniors are $17) mean it is available only to upper income people... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

At $18 a ticket, this museum is way too expensive for what it is. Michener's bio is very interesting, as are just some of the exhibits. We were underwhelmed with the 'Rodin' exhibit and the sculpture garden. However, there is currently a Karen Breakey exhibit called 'Small Deaths' that was actually very good (but not worth $18 a ticket...)

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A must see if you are in the area. The museum is brilliantly curated and a joy to visit. Be sure to visit the Michener gallery. This amazing author lead an amazing life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It took a visit by out of town friends to finally get me to this wonderful museum. It was on a rainy cold March day that we enjoyed several hours in this distinctive museum that is just the right size to enjoy both the permanent attractions--PA Impressionalists, the relocated contents of Mitchener's home study, artistic creations from local woodworkers, and... More 

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Additional Information about James A. Michener Art Museum

Address: Address: 138 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone Number: 215-340-9800
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Doylestown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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