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Ongoing Exhibits

Artistic Legacy : The Story of Arthur I. Appleton


Ever wondered where the Appleton Museum of Art got its name, or how the museum found a home in Ocala? Stroll through the history of the Appleton Family and the museum to learn all about Marion County's cultural gem. (more…)

Current Exhibits

BLOW UP II : Inflatable Contemporary Art

October 8 -  December 11, 2022

"BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art" explores the imaginative and often whimsical ways that artists use air as a tool for creating large-scale sculpture. The eight internationally renowned artists of the super-sized inflatable installations translate everyday materials into a wide array of figurative, conceptual and abstract imagery that are rich with meaning. (more…)

"BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art” was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.

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Sintiendo la Exposición : Works from the Permanent Collection

August 12, 2022 -  January 8, 2023

On view in the second-floor galleries, this exhibition debuts work by modern and contemporary Argentinian, Cuban and Mexican artists. A wide range of artists and styles are showcased that evoke national pride and place indigenous and national traditions on the global stage. Sculptures, photographs, prints, drawings and paintings are included. (more…)

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Finding Beauty : A Collaborative Exhibition with Ocala Civic Theatre

May 13, 2022 -  January 15, 2023

“Finding Beauty” merges costumes, drawings and more from Ocala Civic Theatre's production of “Beauty and the Beast” with the objects from the Appleton collection that inspired them. (more…)

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A Dickens Christmas : The Urban Family's Holiday Exhibition

November 8, 2022 -  January 8, 2023

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the holidays in the annual “A Dickens Christmas: The Urban Family's Holiday Exhibition.” (more…)

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