Michener Art Museum Local Art Enrichment and Education Program for Students Extended

(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Museum and The Rose Group, a local franchisee of Applebee’s Grill & Bar and Corner Bakery Cafe, announce summer discounts and exhibits for students after a successful School Visit Program during the school year. The art enrichment & education program welcomed 3,330 school tour visitors including 2,800 students and 500 chaperones from September 2014 to June 2015, and more than 35,500 students to date.

While visiting the Museum, students from preschool through grade 12 experience the visual arts and culture through age-appropriate gallery lessons. The Museum’s Education department staff prepares interdisciplinary lesson plans and interactive activities that are integral to multiple school curriculums and support State, National and Common Core Standards in education. After their visit, students receive a complimentary Michener pass allowing them to return to the Museum and an Applebee’s coupon good for a free kid’s meal or $5 off an adult entrée.

Programs for children of all ages, adults and families continue through the summer months, with more than 40 art inspired camps for kids. Need based scholarships are available for all summer programs, and include a one-year Household membership.

Exhibitions, including the following, are on display this summer:

Iron and Coal, Petroleum and Steel: Industrial Art from the Steidle Collection
July 11 – October 25, 2015

Veils of Color: Juxtapositions and Recent Work by Elizabeth Osborne
July 25 – November 15, 2015)

Herman Leonard: Jazz Portraits
July 11 – October 11, 2015
Families can also experience the permanent collection that include the Family Education Center, an interactive area with hands on art based activities, games and books inspired by Museum exhibitions and artworks.

“We have been a partner of the School Visit Program for eight years now and are thrilled to have had the privilege of helping the Michener Art Museum provide students with the gift of art education,” said Jeff Warden, CEO of The Rose Group. “By extending the program throughout the summer, we are able to offer students additional opportunities to learn and grow through exciting and creative exhibits.”

This partnership helps the Michener attract a more diverse school audience from Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Lehigh, Delaware, Chester counties and New Jersey.

“We are grateful that The Rose Group is continuing its support of this program for the eighth year in a row, as it is an important investment in our youth, allowing them to experience the museum galleries as an extension of their classroom learning.” said Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director and CEO of Michener Art Museum. “Our Michener staff does a magnificent job in leading these enthusiastic students on an art-filled adventure and we encourage students to return with their families this summer to continue to share and explore their creativity and passion for art.”

To make a reservation, contact Melissa Sandquist or by phone at 215.340.9800 x124. Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. Only pre-booked docent-led or self-guided groups are included in the free admission program. Chaperones in the allotted 1 to 6 ratio are free; a reduced admission fee per adult applies for additional chaperones. Teachers are encouraged to schedule at least three weeks in advance. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. More information about school tours and teacher programs is available in the Schools & Teachers section of the museum website at MichenerArtMuseum.org