From After Dark to Private Eyes New Things Happening at the Michener Art Museum

DOYLESTOWN, PA – The Michener Art Museum is inviting audiences from far and wide to see the Museum in a new light beginning October 1, 2020. The Michener will be adding later hours on Thursdays, staying open until 8PM for After Dark. The evening is designed for all to enjoy, whether it be a date night or a family fun outing. The Terrace Café will also be re-opening and visitors will be able to savor pre-packaged meals inside or in the serene, outdoor Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden. Kids can explore the galleries with Art Discovery tote bags, chock full of fun activities, available for purchase at the Museum Shop. Additionally, the Museum will open early on Sundays for special Members-only hours from 10AM to 12NOON.

The Michener is also introducing a new program called Private Eyes, offering the ability to rent the entire Museum for 2-hour bookings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for those who are not ready for public settings. With only the Museum staff present, this private, safe venue is perfect for any occasion from holiday family get-togethers to corporate retreats and is the ultimate gift for art and museum lovers. The Michener will be following local government and CDC recommendations for COVID-19 safety measures and capacity limits. All interested parties should call for details.

“Private Eyes offers you and your quarantine bubble the opportunity to stroll our safe and clean galleries in isolation,” comments Executive Director Kate Quinn. “We are delighted to be able to offer this program to friends and families looking for a private cultural experience. As we have had a few weeks to adjust to new safety protocols, we are thrilled to be able to offer additional opportunities for the community to appreciate the Michener.”

Starting on October 1, 2020 and running through January 15, 2021, the new hours will be:
Thursday, 10AM – 8PM
Friday, 10AM – 5PM
Saturday, 10AM – 5PM
Sunday, 12NOON – 5PM | Members-Only Hours 10AM – 12NOON

The Michener is also excited to welcome the community back for some in-person programs. Surrounded by art, calming fountains, and scenic gardens, and with safety as a priority, guests will be entertained with intimate musical performances within the historic courtyard of the Michener Art Museum. For more details, including to purchase timed tickets, please visit MichenerArtMuseum.org or call 215.340.9800.

The Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art, and promotes the work of nationally and internationally known Delaware Valley artists of all creative disciplines. The museum presents exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions and offers diverse educational programs that develop a lifelong involvement in the arts. Throughout the year, the Michener Art Museum hosts a wide range of programs open to the public, including lectures, artist conversations, gallery talks, artist studio tours, dance performances, jazz and other musical performances, family-themed activities, and other events. The museum also offers a diverse selection of art classes for children and adults, which include instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking as well as programs for the public, schools, and teachers designed to support arts and STEAM education. The Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm; Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm and Sunday noon–5:00 pm. For more information, visit MichenerArtMuseum.org or call 215.340.9800.

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