Michener Art Museum collects both historic and contemporary American works, with a focus on the art of Bucks County, with a permanent collection of more than 2,700 objects. A fine collection of Pennsylvania impressionist paintings, and strong Arts and Crafts and modern studio-furniture holdings represent the traditions of southeastern Pennsylvania, as the museum continues to build its holdings of contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts.
Notable are Thomas Hicks' and Jonathan Trego's mid-19th-century portraits, and Edward W. Redfield's 20th-century impressionist landscapes.
With a contemporary addition, the massive stone walls and warden's house that make up the core of the Michener Art Museum today began as the Bucks County prison in 1884. The outdoor sculpture garden and terrace occupy what was once the prison yard.
Historical survey of artistic, technical and engineering developments in American decorative styles
Explores the stories behind the collections and the collectors
Works deal with community, conflict, and growth through interactive textile pieces of unexpected materials
Watercolors and inflatable sculptures reference ancient cultural symbols, street art, and inflatable toys
Showcasing modern & contemporary craft
Immersive installation of rarely seen large scale murals inspired by nature
50+ devoted to the allure of the moon for American painters