The Michener Art Museum in Doylestown hosts singer and songwriter Karen Gross as she presents “Bucks County as Muse: A Cabaret Celebrating Art, Music, and Nature” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.
Bucks County has been a source of creativity for many artists, including the Pennsylvania Impressionists, Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and author James A. Michener.
Through story and song, Gross will honor Bucks County as muse during Sunday Afternoon Music at the Michener, focusing on the music of the early 20th century when Pennsylvania Impressionism flourished. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the museum’s galleries before or after the performance.
Possessing an extensive musical repertoire, Gross is known for her warmth, wit and heartfelt singing. Her journey from Bucks County to New York has led her to perform at a variety of prestigious venues including the Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Kimmel Center. She performs timeless jazz and Broadway standards to contemporary and original music.
“As a native of Doylestown, I’ve enjoyed visiting the Michener Art Museum many times over the years. I’m particularly moved by the current exhibition, ‘Impressionism to Modernism: The Lenfest Collection of American Art,’ and learning about the artists who have lived, worked and drawn inspiration from this area’s unparalleled beauty,” said Gross.
“As I’ve gotten older, my appreciation for Bucks County and its artistic heritage has continued to grow. This new cabaret show is a chance to celebrate and give thanks to Bucks County through words and music.”
Visit MichenerArtMuseum.org to register for “Bucks County as Muse: A Cabaret Celebrating Art, Music, and Nature.”