(OCALA, Fla.) Jan. 14, 2013 — Discover the contributions of women artists from 1850 to 1940 in the exhibition “Rebels With a Cause: American Impressionist Women from the Huntsville Museum of Art” opening Feb. 2 at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida. The exhibition runs through March 31.

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.

On view are 54 paintings, drawings and sculptures by many of the most prominent female artists between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries including Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Jane Peterson, Bessie Potter Keyes Vonnoh and Mabel May Woodward. Many of the artists studied at major academies and rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Their artwork includes floral, still lifes, portraits and landscapes. This exhibition focuses on works that embody the early influence of French Impressionism and its precursor, the Barbizon style. Also included are works that adopt the American Impressionist style and beyond. These works are a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars collection of art by more than 250 American female artists that is now at the Huntsville Museum of Art.

In addition to “Rebels With a Cause,” Appleton guests can also view the temporary exhibition “Chick Schwartz: Cedar Key Artist” through March 17. The Appleton offers a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The 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