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James A. Michener Art Museum

138 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
215-340-9800
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Ranked #3 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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

An hour and a half is probably enough to see it all. But their exhibits are nice and interesting. Currently they have some very interesting sculptures by Steve Tobin including a short film on his work. I would recommend a special trip to this museum

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very nice small museum with frequently changing exhibits. Small enough so you don't get overwhelmed. Good place to hold a function

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Doylestown
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dont miss the James Michener exhibit. Can you believe the Uffizi Gallery collection was hosted here?? Grab a sandwich in the cafe and enjoy the outdoor patio. Many Bucks County artists are well represented.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nice gift shop, nice cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, scavenger hunt/workbook for kids (ask at the front desk), the sculpture garden (with fountains!) is good for kids to run around. Nice museum, room dedicated to James Michener, various temporary exhibits. Walkable to the center of Doylestown. Right next to the public library.

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Linwood, New Jersey
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Well worth the trip. Two new exhibits of contemporary sculpture and photographs were going on as well a room full of wonderful paintings by artists who had lived locally in Bucks county and painted in the impressionist style of the time. There is a selection of modern crafts from the permanent collection, a cafe and a lovely outdoor sculpture garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Doylestown, county seat of Bucks County, has several museums worth seeing, three of them related to Henry Chapman Mercer. A fourth, across the street from the original Mercer Museum, is the James A. Michener Art Museum. Their collection features works by regional artists of a very high level: George Nakashima, David Ellsworth, a whole school of impressionist painters centered in... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Ok…so as kids, we'd race to the top of the Mercer Museum and stretch our necks at all angles at the windows in hope of peering over the tall stone wall and spotting "bad guy prisoners" exercising in the prison yard. Now it's a stunning art museum and tribute to many fine Bucks County artists and traveling exhibits. Don't miss... More

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bucks county, pa
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our friends from Montreal were quite taken with such a professional and world class museum in such a small town. They were struck with the juxtaposition of the former foreboding prison walls with sculptures and art work. The wood work of nationally known artists with the oils of internationally known painters were received with surprise that such a treasure was... More

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Williamstown
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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

James A. Michener Art Museum, located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania seems like a world away from Philadelphia, PA. I did a day trip specifically to see their exhibit: From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY - Beyond the Icon (ended in January 2014) The town is charming and the museum is a lovely, modern gem of a place to lazily wander and... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 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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