The Season of Giving Begins at the Michener Art Museum

DOYLESTOWN, PA-The fall foliage has yet to show its magnificent colors, but at the Michener Art Museum it’s never too early to start thinking about giving.

Sherry Tinsman’s annual Trunk Show will kick off the season October 4 and 5, from 10 am to 4 pm. Jeweler and metalsmith Tinsman is honoring the 25th anniversary of the Michener and namesake James A. Michener with a limited edition bracelet. It will be a day of art and jewelry October 4, when Celia Bertoia, daughter of artist and designer Harry Bertoia, will give a lecture about her father in conjunction with Harry Bertoia: Structure & Sound, on view through October 13. In addition there will be limited edition Harry Bertoia jewelry available, each stamped with the edition number and the initials HB.

Gearing up for the holidays, the Gift of Giving XII will take place in the Education Gallery November 17 through December 10. This annual celebration presents a selection of two and three-dimensional art work created by New Hope Solebury School District students.

At the close of the exhibition all works will be gift wrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church, to be distributed to area residents who are affected by HIV/AIDS. The opening reception will be November 17 from 2 to 4 pm with refreshments and art activities for the whole family. This exhibition will be on view during our Holiday Open House, December 10.
Prefer to make the gifts you give? You can with the Michener’s Holiday Gift-Making Workshop December 7, 1 to 3 pm. Fee: $30 members/ $35 non-members. Every participant will create two beautiful handmade gifts, have the opportunity to wrap them, and create original greeting cards before they bring them home in this all-out gift-making celebration. Suitable for all ages.

You’ve made your list, you’ve checked it twice, so treat your family to something nice: a wonderful evening of holiday festivities at the Michener Art Museum’s annual Holiday Open House December 10, 7 to 9 pm. Area performing artists will present entertainment inspired by the season. Family fun includes games, discovery boxes, books and art-inspired activities in the Family Education Center.

Give the Gift of Art! If you know a child who loves art, consider a Michener Art Museum Gift Certificate, available for classes and workshops that run throughout the year as well as summer camp. Contact [email protected] for details.

And what better place to do your holiday shopping than in the Museum Shop — find everything from cards to jewelry, great books about art, and clothing and accessories with a flair. Become a member and save 10 percent on everything you buy – or give the gift of membership.
So let your days be merry and bright with holiday giving at the Michener!

The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, Pa. Museum hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday noon to 5 pm. Admission: Members and children under 6, free; adults $15; seniors $13; college student with valid ID $11; ages 6-18 $7.50. Beginning October 28, new hours and admission prices effective through January 26, 2014: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday noon – 5 p.m. and Thursday evening until 8:30 p.m. Members and children under 6, free; adults $18; seniors $17; college student with valid ID $16; ages 6-18 $8.

For more information, visit www.michenerartmuseum.org
or call 215-340-9800.

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