"Shifting the Limits: Robert Engman's Structural Sculpture" is the first monographic exhibition of Engman's work in decades. He is best known locally for his large public sculpture, especially works installed in Philadelphia such as Triune, located opposite City Hall. The exhibition will focus on Engman's more intimately sized sculpture and jewelry, accompanied by the existing book, "Robert Engman: Structural Sculpture" (Schiffer, 2012).
"The Death of Impressionism?: Disruption & Innovation in Art" explores the significance of Impressionism in the Delaware Valley Region through juxtapositions of Impressionist paintings with more modernist works, or through examinations of transitional moments in specific artists' careers--moments that transformed their practice as well as that of others around them.
Learn about the similarities and differences between world cultures and make global connections in this exhibition of a letter writing exchange between the Michener Art Museum community and Maasai students living in Kenya.
On display through April 23, 2017, "Polaris" brings together a selection of works on paper, photographs, and video pieces by regional artists who have used the Polar regions as a generative subject for their work. The unique discoveries of these diverse artists are united by their backdrop, a seductive but fragile landscape filled with tremendous geologic histories and unusual human stories.
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus harkens back to the heyday of the traditional American Circus touring the country by caravan while offering its own artistic twist. Co-founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson have traveled the world, bringing a unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus and sideshow spectacle to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. A fun afternoon of jugglers, plate spinning, sword swallowing, brain twisters and other risk-taking feats combine to create an interactive experience for the entire family.
In the 21st century, Impressionism's impact on the development of modern art can often be difficult to discern. Time and familiarity have veiled Impressionism's radical break with tradition, while its innovations have been absorbed into modern art's visual language; yet, the importance of Impressionism to the development of modern and contemporary art is undeniable. Join William M. Perthes, Senior Instructor at The Barnes Foundation, for this gallery discussion to explore Impressionism's lasting legacy on modern art.
The Michener is diversifying its music offerings. Enjoy a night out with art and live music featuring some of the region's favorite bands, playing rock and roll, blues, folk, bluegrass, and more.Tonight's featured act is headed up by Philadelphia-based siblings Darryl and Dennis Sherwood, who've been writing music together for over two decades.
Jazz Night is an all-inclusive evening that features an hors d'oeuvre reception and open galleries running from 8 to 10 p.m. and a concert from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Tonight's featured performer is pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Aaron Graves, who studied under jazz masters Kenny Barron, Barry Harris and Stanley Cowell and appeared in the award-winning documentary "Eyes on the Prize" (with Sweet Honey and the Rock).
Scott Hanna has been drawing and inking comics for over 30 years. A top inker in the comic book industry, his work has been published in over 100 graphic novels and he has inked well over 19,000 pages of comics art. Join The Michener for this unique family workshop, where children and their adult caregivers can learn new comic drawing skills, develop ideas and approaches for comic work, and be inspired by a comic book professional.