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A Night at the Uffizi Helps Support Education, Programs and Exhibits at the Michener Art Museum

DOYLESTOWN, PA – To the gentle strains of harp music, surrounded by cascading floral arrangements and sparkling lights reflecting off the glassed-in view of the stone wall, A Night at the Uffizi greeted 220 guests to the Michener Art Museum’s brand new Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion April 20. The preview gala reception for Offering of the Angels: Treasures of the Uffizi, on view at the museum through August 10, raised $50,000 to support education, programs and exhibits at the Doylestown, Pennsylvania, museum.

Uffizi Gala Michener Art Museum

Guest host and CBS3 anchor Pat Ciarrocchi, a Chester County native and Merion resident, welcomed guests and talked about her personal experiences in Italy, covering the election of Pope Benedict XVI and the canonization of Sister Katherine Drexel.

First Lady Susan Corbett led a toast to Museum Director/CEO Bruce Katsiff, calling him a visionary and one of the best museum directors in the state.

Resident artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts performed two sets of Italian arias, and guests responded with a standing ovation. The Italian-inspired menu was created by MaxHansenCaterer, and Murphy & Klein Floral Studies adorned each of the tables with cascading vases of roses, lilacs, amaranth and other seasonal blooms.

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. Open Thursday nights until 9 pm for the duration of Offering of the Angels. Admission: Members and children under 6, free; adults $15; seniors $13; college student with valid ID $11; ages 6-18 $7.50; under 6 free. For more information, visit or call 215-340-9800.

Annual support for the Michener Art Museum is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Bucks County Commissioners and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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