Michener Art Museum is “painting” Doylestown with reproductions of its artwork strategically placed throughout the town for a free outdoor exhibition, titled “Paint Dtown.”
The project, funded by Art Bridges and fully supported by the Borough of Doylestown, was imagined to delight passersby with a source of inspiration and information at a time when many cultural institutions remain closed due to the pandemic.
The Michener curatorial team selected 16 works of art from its permanent collection to be reproduced and collaborated with other museum departments to offer various ways to engage audiences.
A digital map highlighting all locations and complete audio tour can be accessed through the Michener website or the Michener app. Social media enthusiasts can also share their experiences by posting a photo and tagging the museum’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account.
“We are so fortunate to have a resource like the Michener Art Museum in the heart of Doylestown to help promote what an extraordinary place it is to live and visit,” said Doylestown Mayor Ron Strouse. “This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the town – and the strong sense of community – while supporting all the local businesses that are making every effort to survive in current conditions.”
The Michener staff has made the health and well-being of visitors, members, staff and volunteers a top priority and officially reopened the museum’s doors to the public July 23, but found “Paint Dtown” to be a nice way share its collection with the public.
The museum, located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, is closely following CDC recommendations and has taken new measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, including the implementation of timed ticketing, limited capacities and social distancing for on-site visitors. In accordance with the Borough of Doylestown, masks will be required in all indoor spaces.
Visit MichenerArtMuseum.org to view available time slots and learn more about the museum’s safety guidelines.