Learn

with the Michener Art Museum

 

Learn

with the Michener Art Museum

 
 

Learn

With the Michener Art Museum

 

Learn

with the Michener Art Museum

 

Learn

with the Michener Art Museum

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Looking at artwork closely is the first step toward exciting explorations in art! View artworks from the Bucks County region featured in the collections of the James A. Michener Art Museum and the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. Learn how artworks created in the Bucks County region connect to the arts and other subjects in the U.S. and beyond.

Discover

At the Michener, there is something for everyone! Learn something new about the arts, artists, and artworks in our exhibitions. Discover what it takes to put an exhibition together and how a museum works. Find out about our inspiring educational programs for all ages. Use educational materials provided on this site before, during and after your museum visit!

Discuss

Talk about art, respond to questions about art, and share your opinions about art. Engage in conversations with staff members about various art-related topics. Find out about the newest exhibit and upcoming events. Take time to reflect and think critically about works of art and see what other people are saying about them.

Romeo and Juliet by Steve Tobin

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This pair of large sculptures are made by casting tree roots in bronze. Artist Steve Tobin excavates the entire root structures and then makes several flexible rubber molds that capture the intricate shapes and detail of the roots. He uses the rubber mold to make a wax shell that he covers in a heat-resistant ceramic material and fills it with melted bronze. Tobin uses a bright-red patina to finish these sculptures. The two sculptures are installed together so that they are almost touching limbs and named after the star-crossed lovers in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

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