Looking for something to do this summer? You must check out the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA because they have 4 exhibitions coming up! Why? Well, Christine Hensel Triantos, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications of the Michener Museum tells us.
"Our programming goal at the Michener Art Museum is to engage visitors and community members of all ages not only with visual arts but also in a broad spectrum of cultural activities that enrich, educate, and entertain," says Christine.
- The exhibition and associated programs for the Unguarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry exhibition that opens on July 16. Offering thought-provoking perspectives on Afghan culture, food, religion, and history, this blockbuster exhibition will include the iconic photograph Afghan Girl as well as dozens of others captured by McCurry in Afghanistan during the last 35 years.
On view through October 23, 2016, the exhibition will also feature a selection of work from ImagineAsia's Young Women's Photography Initiative, illuminating women's lives in Afghanistan, as well as a selection of rugs designed by Afghan women through Azru Studio Hope. Complementing the Unguarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry exhibition will be a lecture series, a film series, curator gallery talks, and a book signing and roundtable discussion with Steve McCurry (the latter two dates to be determined). From September 13-18, 2016, the Michener Art Museum will host a College Week, when college students with valid ID will be admitted free.
- Our Summer Concert Series: Each summer, through generous support of the Pfundt Family Foundation, the Michener Art Museum presents a series of musical performances by popular artists in the Philadelphia region. This summer, Suzanne DuPlantis is kicking off the series on Wednesday, June 22 (this evening) with a program that sweeps through decades of the American songbook. The next concert, at 7 pm on Wednesday, July 20, will feature the Bristol Riverside Theatre's concert band and amazing singers in an evening of memorable favorites. The last of the summer will be at 7 pm on Wednesday, August 3, with Trinadelphia--Philadelphia's preeiminent Caribbean music ensemble that centers around multi-instrumentalist Chris Aschman's virtuosic work on the Trinidad steelpan. The Terrace Café will be open until 8 pm; the galleries and the sculpture garden will remain open until 9 pm. Tickets are $20 for nonmembers, $10 for members, and $5 for students with ID.
- Doylestown Museums Free Day on Saturday, July 16 in celebration the 100th anniversary of the Mercer Museum. Free admission to all that day, which also happens to be opening day of the headline-grabbing Unguarded, Untold, Iconic: Afghanistan through the Lens of Steve McCurry exhibition!
- Unplugged Sundays at the Michener. The next one of these family-oriented programs is on July 17 and features Charlotte Blake Alston, an internationally renowned storyteller, narrator, instrumentalist and singer whose performances draw on the rich sources of stories, games, and rhythmic elements within the African and African American oral tradition.)