Michener Art Museum Announces 30 Works for 30 Years

. April 20, 2016

The Michener turns 30 in 2018! To celebrate, the Museum has set a goal to expand its collection with 30 major acquisitions – one for every year the Museum has been open to the public.

Henriette Wyeth (1907-1997), Dream Fantasy, 1925, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches.

Henriette Wyeth (1907-1997), Dream Fantasy, 1925, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches.

We are already working with donors and collectors, and have identified one painting in particular as an exciting possibility for the Michener’s 30th anniversary list.

Dream Fantasy is a rare early work by Henriette Wyeth (1907-1999), the daughter of N.C. Wyeth and his self-described “most talented” child. Henriette, along with her husband Peter Hurd, will be the subject of the Michener’s upcoming exhibition, Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective, on view from December 2, 2017 through March 25, 2018. With the assistance of the Wyeth Hurd Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, the Museum has the opportunity to purchase the work for the collection but we need your help to raise the $35,000 required.

Please join the Michener in a crowdfunded effort to bring Dream Fantasy to Doylestown permanently, and to help kick off the Museum’s 30th anniversary year with a brand new success story!

To donate to 30 x 30, please visit Crowdrise.com/30×30. For more information regarding the 30th anniversary and the 30 x 30 initiative, please contact Laurie McGahey, Senior Director of Advancement, at lmcgahey@michenerartmuseum.org or 215.340.9800 x161.

Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

Category: Fine Art

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