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James A. Michener Art Museum

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Address: 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4931
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+1 215-340-9800
10:30 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 10:30 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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First-rate look at the Pennsylvania Impressionists

I've lived in Doylestown for over 20 years, and became a member of the Michener Museum about 17 years ago. It's my favorite place to take friends and family who visit me, as they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eileen M
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in Doylestown for over 20 years, and became a member of the Michener Museum about 17 years ago. It's my favorite place to take friends and family who visit me, as they get to see a truly special museum that features the amazing local Pennsylvania Impressionists, many other standard pieces including beautiful woodwork from George Nakashima, and there's... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming cultural destination. Regional art & international shows in an intimate setting. Beautiful and inspiring.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A very informed docent, a huge number of impressionists, salon style exhibit, easy to walk and sit. Minor negative, a tiny cafe, but good coffee.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

I think this museum is far superior to the Mercer and has a great bat collection and wooden items, where you can smell the wood. The artwork is superb and their special events are fun and interesting. A High Recommend

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The James A Michener Museum is the home of the Pennsylvania Impressionists. The New Hope Circle painters /Pennsylvania Impressionists are one of the most important schools of landscape painting in the history of American Art. Artists like Edward Redfield,Daniel Garber ,Charles Rosen, Walter Schofield ,William Lathrop, Henry Snell, Fern Coppedge,Elizabeth Price, John Folinsbee, Harry Leith -Ross, Rae Sloan Bredin, George... More 

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Truly a town education and outreach center, this 40,000 square foot museum reflects the Pennsylvania artist and environment. Highlighting the Bucks County visual arts tradition, dating from Colonial times, makes for an interesting, $18, visit. The room dedicated to James Michener is an appropriate opening display, just to the side of reception. It is laid out as if the writer... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I love visiting the Michener and do so about once a year. Although it is not a large museum it is tied to Bucks County and it's artistic traditions. It is the best place I know to see the work of the New Hope School. There is also a great woodworking tradition in the area so it also focuses on... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

I try & get there a couple of times a year. They have different exhibits every few months or so, plus the local impressionist. Usual I go with friends or neighbors, and enjoy a lunch or dinner in Doylestown afterward, which is in walking distance. The museum is small but well worth stoppping in, especially if they are having one... More 

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

When out of town visitors are looking for new experiences, I recommend the James Michener Art Museum. It is a very unique place with a great number of one of a kind artifacts.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Michener is a small museum housed in the former Bucks County Jail. The building is cool. Their regular collection is mostly of Bucks County Impressionists. They have various exhibits throughout the year. Often there are three special exhibits at a time. There is a Nakashima room with his beautiful wood furniture. They have a room dedicated to the collections... More 

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