What: For the first time ever, a selection of 45 paintings and tapestries from the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, is coming to the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa.
When: April 21, 2012 through August 10, 2012.
Where: The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, Pa., in Bucks County, a suburb of Philadelphia. Doylestown is located about 45 minutes northeast of the city and can be reached conveniently from New York City or Washington D.C.
Why: The works from the Uffizi, which until this tour have never left Europe, embody the diversity, stylistic evolution, scale and technical mastery of art from Italy and Northern Europe over nearly 400 years, and represent a survey of European art at an important moment in its history. The exhibit features works by such Renaissance and Baroque masters as Sandro Botticelli, Il Parmigianino, Lorenzo Monaco, Il Guercino and Cristofano Allori.
Museum information: The museum’s hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 am. to 4:30 pm.; Thursday, 10 am. to 9 pm.; Saturday 10 am. to 5 pm.; Sunday noon to 5 pm. Admission is free for members and children under six years of age. Non-member admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors $11 for college students with valid ID and $7.50 for children ages six through 18. Adult group tours are available for $12 per person. For more information, visit michenerartmuseum.org or call 215-340-9800.
Exhibition sponsors: Maureen and Gregory Church, Carol and Louis Della Penna, and Paula and Kevin Putman. The media partner for this exhibit is CBS3/The CW-Philly. Organization by Contemporanea Progetti, Florence, Italy.
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 (MichenerArtMuseum.org) 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.
Annual support for the Michener Art Museum is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Bucks County Commissioners and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.