‘MODERN IMPRESSIONS: 20TH CENTURY PRINTS FROM THE APPLETON COLLECTION’ OPENS MARCH 24

Kinetic Sculpture” by Alexander Calder(OCALA, Fla.) March 8, 2012 — Dali, Calder, Miro, Rauschenberg and Rosenquist are among the top contemporary international artists whose works are showcased in “Modern Impressions: 20th Century Prints from the Appleton Collection” opening Saturday, March 24, at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida.

Daily admission to the Appleton Museum is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families.

“Modern Impressions: 20th Century Prints from the Appleton Collection” showcases more than 40 abstract, colorful, surreal and figurative artworks by the most important names in 20th century art. Appleton Curator of Exhibitions Ruth Grim said, “We reviewed the prints in our collection and selected works that represent the major trends in international art throughout the last century. The influence of these artists and the movements they represent are still being felt in the art world today.” This exhibition runs through May 6.

In addition to temporary exhibitions, the Appleton Museum of Art showcases a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The Appleton Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. A 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for all college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org.