Daniel Garber’s Tanis has returned to our Museum for a six-month stay courtesy of the generosity of Marguerite & Gerry Lenfest and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is holding court in the Commonwealth Gallery, surrounded by beautiful canvases from the permanent collection and gracious collectors who have agreed to part with their paintings for our benefit. Doylestown Borough is partnering with the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) with its Inside/Out Program, which brings reproductions of some of the treasures from the PMA’s permanent collection into communities. Tanis is one of the objects that will be reproduced; the reproduction will be placed on the corner of Pine and Ashland Streets and Michener docents will be leading tours of the various sites on a regular basis.
In February, our Museum received notification that our institution had achieved re-accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, an acknowledgement of the high standards we bring to all aspects of our program, from exhibitions and education to permanent collection stewardship and exceptional staff and board credentials.
With the maturity of our landscaping and dramatic lighting scheme, and the replacement of our historic slate roof and fresh paint throughout the façade of our main entrance, our Pine Street presence has never been more majestic. We are grateful to Eiseman Construction for their careful attention to detail and for managing a complicated project with minimal disruption for our visitors.
We are grateful to all of you for your investment in the Michener Art Museum’s Annual Fund, exhibitions, education programs, collections, and events as evidenced by our comprehensive listing in the centerfold of this magazine. The Michener Art Museum is my primary philanthropy, and with so many institutions in this region worthy of our support, we appreciate your commitment to our Museum.
I look forward to thanking you in person during your next visit.
Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director & CEO