Reporting Kevin Scholla
By Brad Segall
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) - This is the final weekend to get up to Bucks County to see one of the premier art exhibits in the Philadelphia area this year, a virtual who’s who of Italian Renaissance painters on display at the Michener Art Museum.
When all is said and done, more than 100,000 people will have passed through the doors of the museum in Doylestown to catch the selection of 45 paintings and tapestries from the world renowned Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. It’s the first time these works have been shown outside Europe and this was the only stop in the northeast.
“It’s really been such a win-win for us and so fortunate that we can have this kind of a niche,” CEO Lisa Tremper said. “The Uffizi treasures while one can see these artists in larger museums, they can’t see them like they can see them here.”
The exhibit called “Offerings of the Angels” examines classical art as an expression of spirituality and traces the life of Jesus. Many of the works have not been displayed to the public before. It runs through Sunday.