Let the Holidays Begin!

The holidays are all about giving, and that’s the focus of the Gift of Giving X in the Children’s Gallery at the James A. Michener Art Museum November 13 through December 4. This annual celebration presents a selection of two-dimensional work created by students from Newtown Friends and Pen Ryn schools.  After the exhibition, work will be gift wrapped and distributed to area residents affected by HIV/AIDS. Opening reception: November 13, 2 to 4 pm, with refreshments, entertainment and art activities.

Prefer to make the gifts you give? You can with the Michener’s Holiday Gift-Making Workshop December 3, 1 to 3 pm. Fee: $20 members/ $25 non-members. Every person will create a hand-made gift, have the opportunity to wrap it and create an original greeting card before they bring it home. Suitable for all ages.

You’ve made your list, you’ve checked it twice, so treat your family to something nice: a wonderful evening of holiday festivities at the Michener Art Museum’s annual Holiday Open House December 13, 7 to 9 pm. Area performing artists will present entertainment inspired by the season. Family fun includes games, discovery boxes, books and art-inspired activities in the Family Education Center.

Give the Gift of Art! If you know a child who loves art, consider a Michener Art Museum Gift Certificate, available for classes and workshops that run throughout the year as well as summer camp. Contact randerson@michenerartmuseum.org for details.

And what better place to do your holiday shopping than in the Museum Shop! Find everything from cards to jewelry, great books about art, and clothing and accessories with a flair. Become a member and save 10 percent on everything you buy.

So let your days be merry and bright with holiday happenings at the Michener!

The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, Pa. Museum hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm;
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday noon to 5 pm. Admission: Members and children under 6, free; adults $12.50; seniors $11.50; college student with valid ID $9.50; ages 6-18 $6; under 6 free. For more information, visit
www.michenerartmuseum.org or call 215-340-9800.

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