MUSEUM
James A. Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine St. Doylestown, PA 18901
215-340-9800
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    Upcoming events
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      Oh Panama! Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    • One hundred years ago the Panama Canal linked east to west, opening for the first time in history a water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Now the Panama Canal Expansion Project, slated for completion in 2016, will open a new water lane to more and larger ships. Celebrating today's Panama project, "Oh Panama! Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal" looks back to the determined and spirited efforts of the architects and crews who accomplished the 1914 canal that was captured in paintings by Jonas Lie from the West Point Museum Collection, United States Military Academy. Lie's paintings continue today to impress viewers as a sublime and beautiful document of man's relentless quest to conquer nature and harness its riches.
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      Unguarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan Through the Lens of Steve McCurry
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    • Best known for his 1985 "National Geographic" cover photograph "Afghan Girl," Steve McCurry continues to fascinate with his stunning photographs of locations from around the globe. This exhibition will highlight images taken throughout his decades-long relationship with Afghanistan, its landscape and, most importantly, its people. Visitors will be able to view both new and familiar photographs and experience Afghanistan through McCurry's thought-provoking and visually arresting lens.
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      Jonathan Hertzel: When Sparks Fly
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    • "Jonathan Hertzel: When Sparks Fly" highlights the artist's recent work in watercolor alongside one of his dynamic bronze sculptures, "Adam Splitting."
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      Contemporary Art Photography's Social & Documentary Turn
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    • Photography was invented to document the world around us; Henry Fox Talbot considered the tool an indexical reflection that he called "the pencil of nature." After the 1950's, the documentary tradition saw a revolution with a renewed interest in stylized street photography, social portraiture, and perspectives on the man-altered landscape. Photography has embedded itself as a major player in both contemporary art history and the art market since the 1990's. This talk will explore the documentary gaze that has emerged from this evolution.
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      Sherry Tinsman Trunk Show
    • Friday, September 30, 2016
    • Celebrate fall with a unique and stunning piece of jewelry from Bucks County designer Sherry Tinsman. Splurge on pieces made from sterling silver and 14k gold yellow or rose accents with occasional brass or copper highlights, and add a touch of whimsy with pearls or semi-precious stones. Meet Sherry and her staff, and treat yourself to a beautiful piece of wearable art.
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      Jazz Night: Wendy Simon
    • Saturday, October 1, 2016
    • "Jazz Night" is an all-inclusive evening that features an hors d'oeuvres reception and open gallery viewing from 8 to 10 p.m, plus live music starting at 8:30 p.m. Tonight's featured artist is vocalist Wendy Simon, who'll be joined by pianist Aaron Graves, drummer Craig McIver and bassist Steve Beskrone.
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      Family Drawing Day
    • Sunday, October 2, 2016
    • Visiting families can employ a variety of materials to create drawings in the Museum's galleries and art studio.
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      Be a Michener Stitcher
    • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    • Relax in the Museum's comfortable, light-filled room and enjoy the company of other hand stitching enthusiasts for a pleasant afternoon.
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      Nakashima Studio Tour
    • Saturday, October 15, 2016
    • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes, private tour of woodworker George Nakashima's New Hope studio, which continues to produce custom-designed furniture under the guidance of his daughter, Mira, and son, Kevin.
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      Shifting the Limits: Robert Engman's Structural Sculpture
    • Saturday, October 22, 2016
    • "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).
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      The Death of Impressionism? Disruption & Innovation in Art
    • Saturday, November 12, 2016
    • "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.
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      Gift of Giving
    • Sunday, November 13, 2016
    • "Gift of Giving" features two and three-dimensional art work created by students from Sol Feinstone Elementary School in the Council Rock School District. At the close of the exhibition all works will be gift wrapped, donated to Trinity Episcopal Church and distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS.
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