About This Website

Learn with the Michener Art Museum is a website developed for children, teens, parents and teachers. It is a learning resource for audiences of all ages. It gives visitors of the site the opportunity:

  • to learn about and utilize works in the Michener Art Museum’s collection and the Bucks County Intermediate Unit Collection in a meaningful way
  • to look at, learn about, investigate and creatively respond to works of art
  • to learn about artists, their techniques and their inspirations
  • to engage in discussions and creative problem solving activities online and at home
  • to experience opportunities to create studio artwork
  • to learn about Bucks County’s cultural and artistic heritage
  • to make broader connections between works of art, the world and their lives

Our Mission & Philosophy

The development of this website supports the education department’s mission at the Michener Art Museum: To educate the community about the visual arts through a diverse program of educational activities which seek to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts.

The mission of the education department at the Michener Art Museum is rooted in the inquiry-based approach. Our mission is to provide visitors with opportunities in learning that strengthen observational skills, language skills, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. With these learning opportunities, we hope that visitors will gain valuable insight into the Michener Art Museum’s collection and the historical and cultural contexts in which these works of art are made. Through the use of artworks, we hope to promote the study of the visual arts as a resource for enriching education and to provide applications for everyday life.

Our Sponsor

This website is funded by a Museum for America Grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Our Staff

  • Aisling Lavery
    Director of Public Engagement   Email · ext 111
  • Rachelle Moes
    Manager of School Programs   Email · ext 120
  • Andrea Thompson
    Arts Education Manager    Email · ext 115
  • Jen McHugh
    Manager of Adult Learning   Email · ext 124
  • Casey Repasy
    Learning & Engagement Associate   Email · ext 126
  • Brianna Meisenbacher
    Public Programs Manager  Email · ext 123

 

The best way to learn about art is to see it first hand.

Teachers: Plan a School Visit

The Michener hosts school tours and hands on lessons through our Art Door studio and gallery programs.

Parents: Plan Your Museum Visit

Read these answers to frequently asked questions about family trips to the Michener.

Teens: Plan Your Museum Visit

Students age 12 and over may visit the Michener on their own. Cost of admission for ages 6-18 is $5.

During your visit, experience our Youth Audio Tour and Art Talk Videos throughout the galleries by looking for the special QR codes next to the artworks.

Download our Permanent Collection Mobile App prior to your visit. Get it on Google Play and iTunes.

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