Museum PR Announcements News and Information

Michener Art Museum presents Intelligent Design. Highlights of Arts and Crafts and Studio Craft Movements

The Michener Art Museum presents Intelligent Design. Highlights of Arts and Crafts and Studio Craft Movements a permanent exhibition on view in the museum’s Hankin and Betz Galleries.

The Michener Art Museum

The Arts and Crafts and modernist studio craft movements in southeastern Pennsylvania produced a diverse body of work, and makers of contemporary studio craft continue to explore fresh ideas and new designs. Whether a mosaic tile, an abstract form in wood, a wall sculpture, or a ceramic vessel, as nonverbal forms of human expression, these works not only reflect cultural values but can function to transform the particulars of our everyday lives. The creative energy, broad technical repertoire, and innovative designs of these artists are subjects of the Michener Art Museum’s new installation of work by studio craft artists of the Delaware Valley.

Intelligent Design highlights regional studio craft from its earliest beginnings to the diversity of expression today. The exhibition features work from the studio shops of such makers and designers as Frederick Harer, Wharton Esherick, George Nakashima, Mira Nakashima, Phillip Lloyd Powell, Paul Evans, David Ellsworth, Mark Sfirri and Robert Dodge, Toshiko Takaezu, Robert Winokur, and Matthias Pliessnig.

The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seeks to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences. We also seek to educate our community about nationally and internationally known Bucks County artists of all creative disciplines. The museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

James A. Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *