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We want to hear from you!

This fall, the Appleton is developing a strategic plan to chart our direction for the next five years. We want to hear from museum and community members to receive important feedback that will be valuable to our success.

We ask that you please take a few minutes to complete a short survey. Thank you in advance for your time and thoughtful input!

Click here to take our survey.


Opening Celebration
Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience
Friday, September 9, 6-8 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the opening of Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience with live music by Miranda MADison, beverages and hors d'oeuvres.

Art Works for Change (Oakland, CA) invited visionary architects and artists to consider artistically interpretive solutions and prototypes for emergency shelter. Commissioned, large-scale and portable interactive architectural installations, models, photography and drawings open opportunities for discussion from the perspective of art, interdisciplinary collaborations, and the sociocultural relevance of emergency and survival housing in the age of climate change.

This free event is open to the public.


2016 Mobile Photography Contest & Exhibition
CAll for Entries
September 5-October 2

We challenge Appleton members and the community to be inspired by four separate categories throughout the course of one month. All ages are welcome to participate and submit up to two photos in each category. Photos must be taken with a mobile device (e.g. mobile phones, iPads or other touch pads), represent each week’s category, and submitted during the category’s designated one-week date range (information below).

Photos will be juried and exhibited in the museum from October 11-23, and prizes awarded.

Click here for photo categories and details on how to participate.