“30 Years: Art at The Michener” Exhibit
“RAE SEATED (GREEN DRESS)”: This painting by Ben Solowey is one of more than 50 works of American art featured in “30 Years: Art at the Michener, 1988-2018,” running September 16 through January 6, 2019 at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa.
Beginning September 16, the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., will present “30 Years: Art at the Michener, 1988-2018,” a major exhibition of American art that showcases more than 50 works from the museum’s permanent collection and commemorates the museum’s 30th anniversary.
Since the Michener opened its doors in 1988, it has expanded both its vision and its collection, which now numbers more than 3,500 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper. The process through which these works arrived in the Michener’s collection is a particular focus of the exhibition. “30 Years” explores the stories behind the art and the collectors, and celebrates the generosity of individuals who have transferred their private collections into the public trust, ensuring that their art will be experienced and enjoyed for generations to come.
In association with the exhibition, the Michener will present a series of programs, including lectures, gallery talks, concerts, and more.
“For 30 years, our community has entrusted us with protecting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of our region and beyond,” said Kathleen Jameson, executive director. “’30 Years’ celebrates the substantial growth of our permanent collection and reaffirms our promise to continue serving our community as stewards of a truly exceptional collection of American art.”
“30 Years” also features a selection of works curated by local middle and high school students enrolled in the Michener’s Student Curators class. These student co-curators will select, exhibit, and present new research on artworks in the museum’s collection that have not been exhibited in the galleries before.
The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa. For more information, call (215) 340-9800 or visit www.michenerartmuseum.org.