Facade Upgrade Gives Michener Art Museum Fresh Look

DOYLESTOWN, PA — The Michener Art Museum is getting a facelift.
In preparation for the museum’s 25th anniversary, the Pine Street façade is getting an upgrade to make it sparkle in the Cultural District. “It will give us a presence in the Borough that calls fresh attention to our organization and its mission,” says Michener Director & CEO Lisa Tremper Hanover.

Chuck Gale of Gale Nurseries and his daughter, Christine, are implementing the new look, a simple, elegant planting scheme that focuses on three elements: flowering trees, boxwood, and Berberis hedge. Gale Nurseries designed and implemented the original landscaping, but through the years overgrowth and disease compromised the majority of the plantings. The new landscape, properly maintained, will not have to be redone for another 50 years.

A new lighting system and integrated sculpture will make the museum more visible at night and better convey the Michener identity.

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; under 6 free. For more information, visit www.michenerartmuseum.org or call 215-340-9800.

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