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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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10:00 am - 5:00 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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited one weekend in spring and was surprised how small is, that said its a very classy nice looking property particularly the sculpture art out side and in courtyard (which you can only see from inside certain hours), The courtyard has sculptures and fountains...not just nudes...fancy awesome art. The inside of museum is pretty standard for art museums...one floor... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to go at least once a year. It's a beautiful museum that is well laid out and never feels crowded.

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are currently six exhibits at the Michener. All different and thought provoking. The first gallery you enter is hung with the Lenfest collection of the Bucks County Impressionists painters. It was executed a la the "Barnes Collection" way of viewing art. You need to use one of the key sheets available to know what you are looking at. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of exhibits at this museum is phenomenal. I go to the museum many times a year and get a great deal out of my visits there.

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