Welcome to the Michener Art Museum

Welcome to the James A. Michener Art Museum Permanent Collection App! My name is Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano and I am the Director of Interpretation and Innovation at the Michener.

Using this app as your guide, explore our permanent collection, changing exhibitions, and the outdoor sculpture gardens. The Michener Art Museum’s collection includes a rich heritage of artists of the Delaware Valley region, from PA impressionists to mid-century modernist designers, to contemporary painters and sculptors.

The Michener was the former site of the Bucks County prison and some of the original buildings and prison walls remain. Today, the old Bucks County Jail has been transformed into a welcoming center of culture and beauty guarding the artistic soul of Bucks County.

In 1988, with the support of many dedicated citizens, the James A. Michener Art Museum opened as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The museum is named for Doylestown's most famous son, James A. Michener, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts who first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960's.