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James A. Michener Art Museum Charity Profile
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, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts who had first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960's. In November of 1999, the James A. Michener Art Museum publicly announced the largest single gift in the institution's history. Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest gave the Museum an extensive collection of fifty-nine paintings by important regional artists of the Pennsylvania Impressionist School. The museum is now home to a world class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings.
James A. Michener Art Museum Volunteer Information
Volunteers are critical to the fulfillment of the Michener's mission. Support staff is utilized in various areas of the Museum. The administrative offices need volunteers with basic office skills, including data entry; the galleries demand responsible, community oriented people; our charming shop needs to be stocked and maintained; our children's art workshops, both on-site and off-site, need volunteers who enjoy nurturing the creative process; our education department seeks individuals who like to share their enthusiasm for art with others; and our expanding program offerings need special events hosts to ensure that our visitor's experience at Museum events is a positive one.
Benefits of volunteering at the Museum include:
Sharing in the Museum's mission of preserving the cultural heritage of Bucks County;
Forging bonds between the Museum and the community;
Discount at the Museum shop and café;
Invitation to the annual Volunteer Recognition Evening.