The James A. Michener Art Museum is the only Northeast venue for this selection of 45 paintings and tapestries from the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The exhibition has officially been extended through August 12, 2012.
Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi will features works by such Renaissance and Baroque masters as Botticelli, Lorenzo Monaco, Parmigianino, Guercino, and Christofano and Alessandro Allori. The exhibition is organized by Contemporanea Progetti, Florence, and sponsored by Maureen and Gregory Church, Carol and Louis Della Penna and Paula and Kevin Putman. The media partner for this exhibit is CBS3/The CW-Philly.
“Visitors have been coming in record numbers to see these tapestries and old master paintings that have never been in this region before,”says Michener Art Museum Director/CEO Bruce Katsiff. “We are delighted that the Uffizi has permitted us to have Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery an additional weekend, to allow event more visitors to view these treasures that reflect the high points of artistic achievement of Western civilization.”
The works from the Uffizi, which until this tour have never left Europe, embody the diversity, stylistic evolution, scale and technical mastery of art from Italy and Northern Europe over nearly 400 years, and represent a survey of European art at an important moment in its history.
This project represents a significant opportunity for the Michener Art Museum. Past focus has been on regional and changing exhibitions. The Uffizi show will be the museum’s first major traveling exhibition of European art for which the museum has appointed two consulting curators: Diane Cole Ahl, Ph.D., and Prof. Marcia Hall, Ph. D.
Educational activities for K-12 students are available in conjunction with the exhibit, based on state and national standards. These activities will connect with areas such as language arts, history, art history, visual arts, and science along with making global connections to themes found in the work. Materials will be available online and to schools who schedule a visit to the exhibition. There will also be a family guide available to visitors with younger children.
The Michener Art Museum is providing an audio tour to visitors. A full-color exhibition book is also available for purchase. Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery is included with general museum admission. A timed entry system is in place; general museum tickets are sold for specific dates and times during the run of the exhibition. Advance purchase of timed tickets is highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased through http://www.MichenerArtMuseum.org. Day-of tickets are also available at the museum, but are subject to availability.
Tickets can be ordered over the phone at 1-800-595-4849 for mail delivery. Orders must be placed 10 days in advance of ticket date. The Museum Front Desk will not be selling tickets in advance.
The museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, Pa. Museum hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm; Thursday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday noon to 5 pm. Admission is free for members and children under six years of age. Non-member admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors $11 for college students with valid ID and $7.50 for children ages 6 through 18. Adult group tours are available for $12 per person. For more information, visit www.michenerartmuseum.org or call 215-340-9800.