Three years later, a capital campaign was launched to raise the funds necessary to construct a professionally oriented facility with greatly expanded exhibition galleries and an art storage vault that would meet the highest museum standards. With support from a remarkable range of businesses, members of the community, the Board of Trustees and local and national foundations, the fund-raising campaign was completed in January 1993.
The elegant new museum, designed by Doylestown architectural firm Lynn Taylor and Associates, was opened to the public on July 18, 1993. Expansion of the Michener Art Museum represents a community dream come true. Bucks County's art has a home-a regional museum where its artistic soul can flourish.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features.
Location. 40° 18.497′ N, 75° 7.594′ W. Marker is in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is in the outdoor entrance corridor of the James A. Michener Art Museum. Touch for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Site (here, next to this marker); The Museum (here, next to this marker); Corporate Business Partner Entrance Courtyard and W.B.U.X. Sculpture Garden (here, next to this marker); Bucks County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mercer Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Hanging (within shouting distance of this marker); Thinking Green (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doylestown Agricultural Works (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doylestown.
Also see . . . James A. Michener Art Museum History. (Submitted on March 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.