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James A. Michener Art Museum

138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4931
+1 215-340-9800
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Treasure in Bucks County, PA

This museum is right in downtown Doylestown, PA. Michener's vision is apparent in the museums... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary R
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Superb Setting

The building is stunning and the various art works are well displayed. We especially liked some of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bsandrs
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4931
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is right in downtown Doylestown, PA. Michener's vision is apparent in the museums unique collection and entering special exhibitions. It has a rustic feel, as Michener would have wanted. It also speaks to a plain vision for world action that I really liked....More

Thank Gary R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building is stunning and the various art works are well displayed. We especially liked some of the indoor and outside sculpture and the furniture. Bright and light buildings and the ideal setting for the collection.

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Very impressive painting by local artists from past 150 years. The woodworking pieces were what I enjoyed the best.

Thank Yukasin
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Michener named after native son James Michener who grew up in Doylestown! Turn left upon entry & see Michener’s study preserved just as he left it. See the typewriter he used to write many of his great books. Learn the secret of his birth! And...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

This museum had great history about PA artists, I enjoyed my visit and learned a lot more about the Wyeth family.

Thank Cassandra M
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

This is a great little museum and if you happen to be free on the Smithsonian affiliate day in which all affiliate museums of the Smithsonian (which Michener is part of) - it's a spectacular bargain. I make sure I go there every year in...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

This was a nice find. We say the Henriette Wyeth exhibit, and while I grew up saturated with the work of N.C., Andy, and Jamie, it was fascinating to see a whole other dimension of the family. The works were very well organized and displayed...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

The building itself is admirable, and the exhibits are nicely laid out. I went to enjoy the impressionist landscape paintings of Bucks county by notable artists in their permanent collection, and I did. Enjoyed the current exhibits, as well, including that of Henriette Wyeth and...More

Thank GailMAnne
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful exhibit of art. Building is gorgeous. No fee to enter. Directly across road from Mercer Museum.More

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MichenerArtMuseum, Public Relations Manager at James A. Michener Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you for visiting, and for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Just to clarify for other TripAdvisor users: Admission is indeed free to view the outdoor sculpture garden, the re-creation of James Michener's office, and the Education Gallery...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is a little piece of art heaven in Doylestown. The property is beautiful and a great place to just wonder around...outside. Once inside the art selection is robust, beautifully presented and you could spend hours walking through the museum. In addition the special exhibits...More

Thank cszostak
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savingpreciouspaws
February 15, 2018|
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Response from Warren H | Reviewed this property |
Very Accessible, the museum has both ramps an and elevator.
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Italy_201044
July 14, 2017|
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Response from MichenerArtMuseum | Property representative |
Hello! Apologies for the delay in responding. Our Free Day this fall will be on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Hope to welcome you and many others to the Michener!
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catherinejansen
June 28, 2016|
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Response from MichenerArtMuseum | Property representative |
Catherine, our phone number is 215.340.9800.
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