If you leave your Doylestown apartments and drive around you cannot miss this building because, well, it’s a castle! The Mercer Museum and the Fonthill Museum are creations of Henry C. Mercer (1856-1930) and his creative vision is kept intact by The Bucks County Historical Society. At the museum you can view collections from American daily life preserved with great care, ranging from hand tools to horse-drawn carriages. The six-story concrete castle was erected by Mercer in 1916. Each level of rooms houses its own unique perspective of exhibits, with small alcoves for small exhibits all arranged according to Mercer’s illuminating classifications such as: healing arts, tinsmithing, dairying, illumination, etc. Visitors will view objects in a new way. Before heading back to your Doylestown apartment, be sure to check out the Fonthill, Henry C. Mercer’s home that was built in 1910 which houses Mercer’s famed Moravian tiles produced during the American Arts & Crafts Movement. The Mercer Museum is located at 84 Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa. The Michener Art Museum has been called the Art and Soul of Bucks County, Pa. When venturing out of your Doylestown apartment to view some art be sure to visit this museum located on South Pine Street. This museum offers exhibits, events and programs for all ages, as well as creative art classes for families and children. A museum shop is featured and volunteer opportunities are available. Check out their website for more information. Present exhibits include an American Icons photography collection, artist Si Lewen, and abstract painting exhibits. Artwork above: William Schwartz, oil on canvas, “Come to Me All Ye That Are Heavy Laden.”
If you’re not the big museum type, when you head out of your Doylestown apartment you have many other options and The Chapman Gallery on East State Street is perfect. Founded in 1989, the gallery specializes in original artwork and fine prints by Bucks County area artists. The galley exhibits oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, and pottery. They also buy and sell past Pennsylvania Impressionist and New Hope Impressionist paintings.
The Gallery offers custom framing and restoration of oil paintings, watercolors, and antique picture frames.
The highly informed staff will help you when you venture out of your Doylestown apartment and visit the Chapman Gallery.
For more information check out their website.
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