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Michener Kids: Five Apps for Your Museum Visit

Do you love to come to museums and use your phone? Do you take pictures of your favorite artwork to save the memory or share it on social media? Read about how you can use…

Who was Rae Sloan Bredin?

Rae Sloan Bredin (1881-1933) was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania. He spent time studying at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, the New York School of Arts, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he made connections…

Michener Kids: Five Drawing Activities for Your Museum Visit

Looking at art in a museum can be a lot of fun. It’s even more fun when you get the chance to draw like some of your favorite Michener artists! Here are five drawing activities…

Sundown: A Reflection by Fiona Clark

Image Credit: Tim Portlock, Sundown, 2011, archival pigment print, 54 x 72 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum. Museum purchase. A Reflection on “Sundown“ by Tim Portlock By Fiona Clark, student at the Michener since…

When Technology and Museums Collide

How might access to 3D models change the experience of sculpture? In 2015, the Michener partnered with the Google Cultural Institute 3D Operations team to digitize twenty-six objects from the Michener’s permanent collection, making these…

Who was Charles Rudy?

Image credit: Charles Rudy with Cornish Red Chicken, n.d., black-and-white photograph on paper, Charles Rudy Archival Collection. Gift of Lorraine Rudy. Courtesy of the James A. Michener Art Museum archives Charles Rudy was born in 1904,…

Teaching Resources for Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective

These supplemental materials and teaching resources were developed in conjunction with the exhibition, Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective.

Why Is The Painting Divided In Three?

Image credit: Cicada, 1998-2000, Rob Evans (b.1959), Acrylic and oil on canvas, H. 40 x W. 120, In trust to the James A. Michener Art Museum from Ms. Joyce Tseng. Notice that Rob Evans divided the…

Cicada by Rob Evans

Learn more about the triptych, “Cicada” by Rob Evans – a symbolic painting that depicts a story.

Over and Above by Clarence Carter

Learn more about artist Clarence Carter and his Over and Above Series through this teaching poster available for the classroom.

What was The Process Behind Creating the Painting Cicada?
Study for Cicada, 1996, Rob Evans (b.1959), Pencil on paper, Collection of the Artist, Image courtesy of Rob Evans. Image Credit: First Study for Cicada, c.1994, Rob Evans (b.1959), Pencil...
View of Almshouse, a painting that tells a story!

Image Credit: View of Almshouse, ca.1900, Artist Unknown, oil on canvas, H.24 x W.20.125 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum, Anonymous Gift. What story do you think the artist was trying to tell in this…

James A. Michener: A Living Legacy

Image Credit: C.P. Vaughn, Portrait of James A. Michener, n.d., pencil and charcoal on paper, H. 24.625 x W. 20.625 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum. Museum purchase.

Dancing Steelroots by Steve Tobin

Image credit: Steve Tobin (1957-present), Dancing Steelroots, 2002, James A. Michener Art Museum. Photo provided courtesy of the artist.

Teaching Resources for Decorated, Displayed, Discovered: Celebrating the Region’s School Art Collections

These supplemental materials and teaching resources were developed in conjunction with the exhibition, Decorated, Displayed, Discovered: Celebrating the Region’s School Art Collections.

Chilmark Moor, Martha’s Vineyard by William Lathrop

Image Credit: William Langson Lathrop (1859-1938), Chilmark Moor, Martha’s Vineyard, 1930, oil on canvas, H. 25 x W. 30 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest.

Back Road to Pipersville by Fern Coppedge

Learn more about the work by Bucks County painter, Fern I. Coppedge and her favorite subject, the winter landscape.

The Legacy of Principal Charles Dudley: Woodrow Wilson Middle School’s Art Collection

Charles Dudley (1881-1957) began as principal of Woodrow Wilson Middle School in 1928 with many goals in mind, one of which was to build an art collection with which no other school could compare, and…

An Artist’s Creative Process: The Sketchbook

Learn about how the sketchbook can be an important tool for artists when creating their work.

Moonstruck Goat by Elsie Driggs
Image credit: Elsie Driggs (1898-1992), Moonstruck Goat, 1957, oil and pieced fabric on primed canvas, H. 16 x W. 16 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum. Museum purchase funded by Agnes and...