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James A. Michener Art Museum

The art & soul of Bucks County

four stars

91.94

138 South Pine Street Doylestown, PA 18901
tel: (215) 340-9800   Web Site
EIN: 23-2471583

Board Leadership
Gregory A. Church
Chair

CEO
Kathleen V. Jameson, Ph.D
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.94 four stars
  Financial 89.34 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1988, the James A. Michener Art Museum opened as an independent, cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown's most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts who had first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960s. In addition to hosting nationally touring special exhibitions and showcasing important regional artists, the Museum is home to a world class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings. The Museum is housed in what began as the Bucks County prison, once a place of fear and despair; today the site has been transformed into a welcoming center of culture and beauty . . .guarding the artistic soul of Bucks County.

In 1988, the James A. Michener Art Museum opened as an independent, cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown's most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts who had first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960s. In addition to hosting nationally touring special exhibitions and showcasing important regional artists, the Museum is home to a world class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings. The Museum is housed in what began as the Bucks County prison, once a place of fear and despair; today the site has been transformed into a welcoming center of culture and beauty . . .guarding the artistic soul of Bucks County.

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Financial

three stars

89.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.81
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by James A. Michener Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by James A. Michener Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
James A. Michener Art Museum (PA) 91.94 four stars
San Jose Museum of Art (CA) 92.91 four stars
National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC) 89.36 three stars
McNay Art Museum (TX) 91.21 four stars
The Parrish Art Museum (NY) 85.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,152,928
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $323,955
   Fundraising Events $149,125
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $138,369
Total Contributions $1,764,377
   Program Service Revenue $507,217
Total Primary Revenue $2,271,594
   Other Revenue $1,360,047
TOTAL REVENUE $3,631,641
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,260,783
   Administrative Expenses $389,858
   Fundraising Expenses $418,016
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,068,657
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-437,016
   
Net Assets $31,064,468

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 91.94 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 89.37 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.15 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 87.25 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.17 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 79.07 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 84.25 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.46 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.25 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 81.59 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 86.56 three stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 87.12 three stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 90.03 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2008 91.03 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 75.36 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 84.06 three stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 84.19 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 89.29 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-2471583
Name in IRS Master File JAMES A MICHENER ART MUSEUM
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (91) Art exhibit
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,617 1.93% Kathleen V. Jameson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$56,000 1.37% Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
James A. Michener Art Museum (PA) 91.94 four stars
National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC) 89.36 three stars
McNay Art Museum (TX) 91.21 four stars
Woodmere Art Museum (PA) 87.67 three stars
Salvador Dalí Museum (FL) 85.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

James A. Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
tel: (215) 340-9800
EIN: 23-2471583

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Board Leadership

Gregory A. Church
Chair

CEO

Kathleen V. Jameson, Ph.D
Executive Director

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