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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
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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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Great museum for Bucks County

The Michener is a great museum with a nice collection by Daniel Garber and his colleagues of the Philadelphia Impressionism movement. You'll also see other Bucks County artisians... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Michener is a great museum with a nice collection by Daniel Garber and his colleagues of the Philadelphia Impressionism movement. You'll also see other Bucks County artisians displayed such as George Nakashima. They also have special exhibits throughout the year which are generally exceptional. Take a moment to visit and you will not be disappointed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the area and stopped in to see the display of quilts. The fee wasn't cheap, even with a senior discount. There were not a plethora of quilts, but a good display from old to new. Some were beautiful and innovative. The best part was the close examination showing the mass of parts that were sewn together perfectly.... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At $18 per adult for the entrance fee, this is a pricey museum, especially given its size. But it is worth the price of admissions. While we went to see the Kaffe quilt exhibit, we spent as much time looking at the other temporary exhibit, photographs by Paul Grand, and the permanent collections. They have a stellar collection of Pennsylvania... More 

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Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit pricey for what is essentially a large gallery or small museum, but the work behind it is worth the cost. We went to see a Kaffe Fassett quilt exhibit, which was extraordinary. He made a series of quilts, each inspired by older ones and the pairs were exhibited together. They were beautiful and I’m glad the gallery explored... More 

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Thank Dana E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Check out this place for their art programs. It's more than just a museum. Check it out, get inspired!

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Thank juliebI8555NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Whether you are into meditating in a handcrafted tea room or viewing art in multiple medias, the Michner never disappoints. We visited during their quilting and graphics arts exhibit. Not into quilting? You've never seen the likes. Strange at it may seem the detail work in schematics, mostly cubist in nature differ and inspire. The graphic arts, with cubism in... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a special museum in a special small city. There are constant changing exhibits as well as a permanent collections of the Bucks Count Artists. The museum offers tours, lectures, musical events. The Michener Museum offers so much to the community and to all visitors. A real treat!!

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Rochester, New York, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

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.

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Covington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

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 

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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 

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