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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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Wonderful Gem of a Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Full Disclosure: We've had a family membership to this museum since moving here 20+ years ago. That level of access + living nearby means we can stop by for visits pretty frequently. I like that the museum seems to be rotating items from its collection out for public viewing. Yes, there is the first room on the left filled with... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was our first visit to the Michener Museum. We went to see the Rodin exhibit. It began with a movie on how the bronze sculptures were made. It was a lengthy movie but was very interesting for the few minutes that we watched. The exhibit included a few large sculptures and many smaller ones including the Hand of God... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

after viewing the "Rodin" exhibit, we were ushered to a classroom to create a sculpture inspired by the exhibit. assisted by 5 instructors ... while enjoying the wine and tasty appetizers throughout the evening. The Michener offers different classes available different times ... just a wonderful evening in a wonderful museum

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Are favorites, so this museum is a must visit - wonderful collection of paintings, in an interesting layout. Personally could look at the winter scenes all day long.

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enclosed by beautiful old stone prison walls, the Michener Art Museum is one of the unique places to visit in Doylestown, the lovely county seat of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It houses a permanent collection of the famous New Hope impressionists, a Nakashima reading room, and a delightful assortment of other pieces by local artists. Look for surprising special exhibits as... More 

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Doylestown, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The old county prison was transformed, inside and out, into a showcase for art and sculpture. New exhibits all the time. A permanent section is dedicated to American Impressionists, several of the most famous being Doylestown and Bucks County natives. Lovely museum shop and cafe.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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155 reviews 155 reviews
63 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Creatively uses an old stone prison, renovated into a contemporary art museum to feature a collection early 20th century impressionists paintings from artists of the “New Hope School,” a Bucks County movement. The museum has a collection of contemporary art and photography, and exhibits change throughout the year. The museum also hosts traveling exhibits from other institutions. It’s located just... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I am an art student, watercolor. This museum impressed me with its displays of artists that are famous in the Bucks County traditions. They paint the most beautiful landscapes of local scenes that the visitor rarely sees and they are authentic. Unusual palette. These artists for sale in the fancy galleries of New Hope. Don't miss the sculpture outdoors. Better... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I loved everything about this museum. i can spend days there and never get bored and i am not into Art and used to find Art Museum's boring. The realism, beautiful nature themes, lighting, colors make this art come alive and fill you with excitement and contentment. i just love it.

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