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James A. Michener Art Museum

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Address: 138 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone Number: 12153409800
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and...

The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seeks to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences. The Museum is also committed to educating the community about nationally and internationally known Bucks County artists of all creative disciplines. Accredited by The American Alliance of Museums, the Michener Art Museum also hosts special events for visitors of all ages, including classes, lectures, conversations, and performances.

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Thanksgiving Trip

My wife and my mother went there for the Quilt show. They were impressed with the show. They are in awe how details of the quilts and artworks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rochester, New York, Usa
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Rochester, New York, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and my mother went there for the Quilt show. They were impressed with the show. They are in awe how details of the quilts and artworks.

Thank M00se1976
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77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friend who is a member of this museum gave us two tickets and said we'd enjoy it. She was wrong because we didn't just enjoy it we truly loved it! Realize we are not big art museum goers as we prefer history museums so to truly love this little art museum says a lot. The exhibits are wonderfully curated.... More 

Thank rosietomato
Rochester, NY
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Museum is well curated with indoor exhibits and an outdoor sculpture garden. My husband had to be dragged out of the woodworking exhibit/library--never saw an exhibit that dealt not only with the artworks themselves but also how the wood was selected. Despite being told to give myself an entire day here by the folks at Fonthill, I would say no... More 

Thank sazoram
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were spending the day with a friend who had never seen an exhibit at the Michener Museum. We stumbled upon a fantastic exhibit of quilts, "Blanket Statement", comprising antique quilts and modern ones inspired by them. The new ones were designed by Kaffe Fassett. Our friend knew and loved his work, and had no idea this show was nearby.... More 

Thank Philip J
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is fairly small but it is fun to visit. Some of their special visits are very interesting. I normally visit the museum when there is a special exhibit tha I am interested in.

Thank ETobias
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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478 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Michener Museum is only one of the great finds in the splendid, small, historical and highly literate town of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Admission is not cheap ($17 for Seniors) but it is worth it and we were glad to support the museum. If we lived closer we'd be tempted to become members. The art galleries (I think eight of them)... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A former county prison, the Michener Museum has been made into a serene, well-designed space for world-class changing exhibits as well as the fine Bucks County artists who have enriched this area for many, many years. It is one of the several places in and around Doylestown one must experience. We have enjoyed the Michener many times, solo and with... More 

Thank PhredsMom
Freehold, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the Michener and the artistic treasures it has to offered! I especially enjoyed the photographs of the famous Jazz Artists exhibit on my visit. My favorite part however was seeing the room of Mr. Michener and where he would create his fabulous novels and characters. Highly Recommend it and can't wait for a return visit.

Thank Lisa W
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

For years we were members of the Philadelphia Art Museum (PAM). Then one day we ventured into The Michner and were totally blown away. Right under our nose (we live nearby) was a fantastic "big city" museum at a fraction of the cost for the PAM and plenty of very easy parking. Needless to say, we now are members of... More 

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MichenerArtMuseum, Public Relations Manager at James A. Michener Art Museum, responded to this review

Jim, thank you for your glowing review-- and thanks to everyone else who has contributed their positive impressions of the Michener Art Museum on TripAdvisor! We're delighted to know you enjoyed your visit, and we welcome you warmly as new Museum members. More 

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89 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Great Art Museum off of Main St in Doylestown. Interesting display of the work area of author James Michener was very nice.

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