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

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Medford, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW 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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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum houses a fine collection of local artists as well as traveling exhibits. The museum is small but well worth a visit. Princess Grace's gowns were a prized exhibit and was very well attended

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Allamuchy, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the museum on July 15 of this year. We were very impressed with it, although one of the wings was closed, we found it to be very interesting and relaxing. Would definitely visit again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a "wing closed" for quite a long time now, the Michener Museum really has little to offer. It would be 1 star except for the 1 small room with Bucks County artist paintings. You are better served by saving your $16 per person and visiting the Mercer Museum across the street.

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MichenerArtMuseum, Public Relations Manager at James A. Michener Art Museum, responded to this review

Dear estradervic, Thank you for visiting the Michener Art Museum. We are sorry you were disappointed by your visit during the three weeks we were installing our phenomenal new exhibition Unguarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry (when that gallery was closed), which will be on view through October 23. The public response to this photography show... More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The Mitchener Museum rotates exhibits throughout the year. Knowledgeable guides provide program insights which bring the artwork to life. Museum Membership is encouraged to receive advanced notification regarding the most popular presentations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I visited way back when the Jim Henson Muppet exhibition was here and was impressed with the quality of our local Art Museum.

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New Hope
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to this museum for years. We always bring our out of town visitors and they always love it. The building itself is built around an old prison. The complex has been expanded over the years and the addition is very tastefully done. One of our favorite exhibits are the Bucks County impressionists. All the best painters... More 

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited two days ago. The museum had one gallery closed so for the admission cost it was very expensive. I did enjoy viewing the beautiful paintings and lovely clothes from bygone years. ESpecially enjoyed viewing the old Sears catalogue that was on display. The highlight was wandering about and viewing the sculptures on the grounds. I... More 

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MichenerArtMuseum, Public Relations Manager at James A. Michener Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Michener Art Museum! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, but we are sorry to hear you found our admission fees high. We promise that this revenue goes to very good use in creating our exhibitions, public programs, and educational offerings, and to maintaining our facilities and outdoor art space. We value... More 

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