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James A. Michener Art Museum

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Address: 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4931
Phone Number: 12153409800
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Absolutely a must see in Doylestown

I lived in Doylestown for decades and visited regularly. As an artist, I was interested in what they presented and also became connected because of their interest in Bucks County... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived in Doylestown for decades and visited regularly. As an artist, I was interested in what they presented and also became connected because of their interest in Bucks County Artists. The collection features all the historic figures from the American Impressionist period who lived in the county and congregated in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Edward Redfield and Daniel Garber are... More 

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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has become one of my favorite places to visit. I became a member this year and am so happy I joined. Their exhibits are wonderful and they change frequently making a membership well worthwhile. They offer many activities from jazz concerts to a wide range of art lessons.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having attended many exhibitions and programs at the Michener I have always come away with a deeper appreciation for art, artists and the place of art in our society. The museum mounts interesting and informative exhibits and complements them with public programs that never fail to deepen my understanding of the art. Although the Michener is a center for Pennsylvania... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum with my mother in law and had a very nice afternoon. It had an interesting mix of paintings, furniture (Nakashima), and photography. They have some permanent exhibits and many temporary exhibitions that keep it interesting to visit more than once. There is also an outdoor space with sculptures and a gift shop with some food. You... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came on a Sunday afternoon to see the Steven McCurry photo exhibit, which was really good: we learned a lot about his career and saw a wide variety of photos, both framed and on video monitors. Another exhibit of paintings showing the construction of the Panama Canal was good at showing the grittiness ind immensity of the project. I... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Doylestown has several other unique Museums, Fonthill, Mercer Tile Works. Doylestown is easy to walk from the Museums to the center of Town. Doylestown has several fine Restaurants

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Radnor, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Went this time to see the Steven McCurry photos! Excellent ! Also painting from Panama Canal progression. Decent lunch of quiche and salad for $9.50 and then across the street to The Mercer. So convenient.

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manchester uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

wonderful museum, with some great exhibitions- both temporary and permanent good background on mitchener also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Small museum with outstanding collection and smart changing exhibits. Also furniture work by Nakashima and James Michener's writing room. 2pm guided tours. Good art classes. Across the street from the excellent Mercer Museum. On the NARM list.

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Several months ago I bought a Chromecast and selected the art as a screensaver. It seemed that every time i went by the television when the screensaver was playing, there was a picture from this museum. They were beautiful.... and i thought that the next time that I headed north that I would stop and see what else it had... More 

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