|World of James A. Michener -003-
James A. Michener @ "James A. Michener Art Museum"
|In 1988, with the support of many dedicated citizens, the James A. Michener Art Museum opened as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving,
interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown's most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning
writer and supporter of the arts who had first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960's.
In November of 1999, the James A. Michener Art Museum publicly announced the largest single gift in the institution's history. Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest gave the
Museum an extensive collection of fifty-nine paintings by important regional artists of the Pennsylvania Impressionist School. The museum is now home to a world class
collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings.
Ensconced in the Museum's walled, lush "back yard" is an outdoor gallery, the Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden. Sculptures are on view in a natural setting that pays
homage to the Bucks County landscape which has inspired countless artists. The Museum hosts nationally touring special exhibitions and also showcases important
Above: The front entrance.
Right: Jo Jenks, Woman Washing Her Hair, 1954, black granite, H. 58 x W. 33 x D. 23 inches. James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift from the grandson of the artist.
|The front entrance
H. 58 x W. 33 x
D. 23 inches.