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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, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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philadelphia pa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What is amazing about this place is that it is built in the former quaker prison. The layout is so cool. Their is always an outdoor installation year round, so you can enjoy the art in the various seasons. The regular exhibits are worth the price of admission/donation. Most of the work is by local artist. The paintings are rotated... More

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New Hope, PA
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59 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just across from the Mercer Museum is this great regional art museum, named after local son, famous James A. Michener. It IS an old stone prison-turned art museum.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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4 attraction reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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