Socially-distanced, beautiful spaces await guests at Michener Art Museum Members Only preview of ‘Rising Tides’: Public Opening on Thursday, July 23
1. Michener Art Museum Lobby: Artwork credit: Lloyd Raymond Ney (1893-1965), Study for New London Facets, 1940. Charcoal, graphite
and tempera on gessoed laminated wood panel. 69.25 x 167 inches. James A. Michener Art Museum. Museum
purchase and partial gift in honor of Dr. Marvin and Muriel Sultz, Elkins Park, PA.
April 22, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, founded in 1970 to educate the public about environmental issues impacting our planet. To commemorate this event, the Michener Art Museum presents
Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water. This exhibition features work by contemporary artists from the Bucks County and greater Philadelphia region that are investigating the effects of
global warming, climate change, pollution, and related environmental concerns on bodies of water and aquatic species. Including large-scale painting, works on paper, sculpture and installation, this
exhibition celebrates the power of art to visualize ecological crisis and global change through the eyes of seven local artists. This series of photos details the Member Only Preview of Rising Tides on
Monday, July 20, 2020. The Public Opening is set for Thursday, July 23.
2. Michener Art Museum Docents Renee Sackey, Kay Fairs, Dale Scafuro and Stef Heilakka were pictured at
the Michener Museum entrance.
Artwork credit: Isaac Witkin (1936-2006), Waif’s Anchors, 1986. Patinated bronze. 119 x 102 x 36
inches. James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift in memory of Robert V. Nesi by his family.
3. Michener Art Museum Executive Director Kate Quinn was pictured with a Henriette Wyeth painting.
Artwork credit: Henriette Wyeth (1907-1997), The Picnic, 1928. Oil on canvas. 48 x 108 inches. Partial
Gift of Linda Miller and Museum Purchase funded by Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest.
4. Visitors Nancy Schill (L) and Susan Duval (R) enter the Museum galleries.
Artwork credits: Walter Elmer Schofield (1867-1944), May in Cornwall, 1929. Oil on canvas. 40 x 48
inches. Gift of the Margaret E. Phillips 2017 Artworks Trust.
8. Artwork credit: Daniel Garber (1880-1958), A Wooded Watershed, 1926. Oil on canvas. 129 1/4 x 257 1/4 inches. James A. Michener Art Museum.
Acquired with a Legislative Initiative Grant awarded by Senator H. Craig Lewis.
9. Michener Art Museum Curator of American Art Laura Turner Igoe, PhD (L) and Amy Ferracci (R) at the entrance of the Rising Tides Exhibit.
Artwork credit: Diane Burko, Arctic Melting, July 2016, 2016. Oil and mixed media on canvas. 60 x 84 inches. Courtesy of the Artist
12. Guests were directed to the galleries by the Michener Museum Visitor Services Associate Director Kathryn Lathrop (L) and Neva Potter (R)
13. Michener Museum exhibit.
Artwork credits: Toshiko Takaezu, (1929-2011), Closed Form, ca. 1960. Glazed ceramic. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. James A. Michener Art Museum. Museum purchase funded by the Mandel Society for Art Acquisition.
Toshiko Takaezu, (1929-2011), Bowl, n.d. Glazed porcelain. 3 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of Bonnie O’Boyle.
Barbara Schaff (b. 1941), Vase, 1989. Thrown; image made with glazes dipped, layered and splashed with glaze on porcelain consisting of temoku, iron, slip, shino. 10 x 7 ½ x 7 ½ inches. James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of the Artist.
Stephan Goetschius and Peter Oliver (b. 1975, b. 1952), Relic, 2008. Tawa, poplar, paint. 16 x 22 inches. The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection. Donated by the Artists.
David Ellsworth (b. 1944), Homage Pot, 2010. Spalted sugar maple, hollow turned. 10 1/2 x 8 inches. James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of the Artist in Honor of Bruce Katsiff, Director 1989-2012.
David Ellsworth (b. 1944), Vessel, 1987. Macia ebony. 8 x 6 inches. Collection of Doro M. Kerr.
David Ellsworth (b. 1944), Vessel, 1986. Claro walnut burl. 16 x 14 inches. Collection of Doro M. Kerr.