November 29, 2023

Michener Art Museum Presents “Renewal and Change” Exhibition

“PINK HAT WITH FLORAL FRAME”: This work by Susan Fenton (1949-2018) is part of “Renewal and Change: New Acquisitions,” on view December 2 through April 28 at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. (Gift of the estate of Susan Fenton)

The Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., presents “Renewal and Change: New Acquisitions,” an exhibition featuring 29 works on paper including photographs, prints, paintings and drawings that were recently gifted to, or purchased for the Michener Art Museum’s permanent collection, on view December 2 through April 28.

The exhibition, curated by Assistant Curator Abi Lua, considers ideas of “newness” and change in the works of art themselves. From experimentation with innovative artistic techniques to depicting the consequences of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, these works depict the many forms that change can take and its impact on people and environments.

This exhibition includes works by Paul Cava, Susan Fenton, Roland Ayers, David Freese, Selma Bortner, Robert Dodge, Alan Sockloff, and Mark Sfirri. Offering a moment of pause in the dynamic process of transformation, “Renewal and Change” invites audiences to reflect on the creativity, life, and regeneration that the new can bring.

“We are very thankful to add these works into our collection and excited to share them with our visitors in this exhibition,” said Lua. “Each work has much to show us about artistic process and our present moment.”

The Michener Art Museum is a 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa. For more information, visit