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Ben Solowey Studio Tour

  • Sponsor: Michener Art Museum
  • Location: Michener Art Museum
  • Dates: October 18, 2019
  • Address: 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Phone: (215) 340-9800
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: $40, $15 student with valid ID
  • Reservations Required: Yes

Please wear comfortable shoes. Preregistration required and limited. Transportation on your own; studio address provided in confirmation email.

Reserve a place for this intimate tour led by David Leopold, director of the Solowey Studio, the only intact artist studio from the Golden Age of Bucks County Painting. Located on a 34-acre farm in Bedminster, the views from the studio are virtually the same as when Solowey arrived in 1936. The artist felt he saw a landscape to paint every time he looked out his studio window. “When you visit the studio of Ben Solowey, you do more than see an exhibition, you enter an artist’s world,” wrote Edward Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer Art Critic. “The charm of [the Studio] is its sense of intimacy and immediacy. Nothing is under glass or roped; rather, it conveys the uncanny feeling that Solowey has just stepped away from his easel and will be back any minute. On a crisp fall day, you couldn’t imagine wanting to be anywhere else.” On view will be a new exhibition, “FACE THE MUSIC: Ben Solowey’s Portrait of Broadway Musicals,” a fascinating collection of charcoal portraits drawn from life of Broadway performers in the 1930s. In this exhibition you will come face to face with Rodgers and Hart, Fanny Brice, Ann Miller, and George Balanchine, in addition to a selection of works from Solowey’s six decade career.

Ben Solowey Studio Tour