The Studio is the Appleton Museum of Art’s energetic group of young professionals, artists, and art enthusiasts who have a passion for art, culture, and design. The Appleton offers The Studio members unique and interactive programming, specifically designed for ages 21-39.

Why join THE STUDIO?


Become connected with other members who share your enthusiasm for the arts during art-inspired events, excursions, and programming. Serve as ambassadors for the Appleton, creating excitement and raising community awareness of the museum and its cultural offerings.


Expand your appreciation and knowledge of the Appleton’s art collections, in addition to learning more about art and culture on national and global levels, with a diverse array of workshops, lectures, trips, and tours specifically designed for ages 21-39.


Participate in lively fundraising efforts that will support the addition of artwork to the museum’s permanent collection and provide funding for future Studio programming and events.

Membership in The Studio is your ticket to cultural adventure and knowledge. Come join us for interactive, multi-disciplinary programming that fosters intercultural dialogue in an artistic setting.

A one-year membership to The Studio is $35.00 and includes special access to members-only events, as well as all the benefits of being a part of the Appleton Museum of Art. 

The Studio Member Benefits:

  • All Appleton Museum of Art Individual Members Benefits
  • Exclusive Access to Members Only Events, Lectures, and Trips
  • Be Elected to the Executive Programming Committee
  • To join The Studio, please click here.


    Calendar Notes


    First Saturday No Drawing Allowed

    Tour of the Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville

    February 28, 11 a.m.

    Meetup with The Studio for a special, docent-led tour of the Harn Museum of Art’s exhibition, Monet and American Impressionism. This show highlights 25 artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of Monet and French Impressionism. We will also have a special tour of the rest of the museum, learning more about the building, their staff and how they prepare for new exhibitions. The tour will take approximately one and a half to two hours.

    Participants are asked to meet in Gainesville at the front entrance of the Harn Museum of Art at 10:45 a.m.

    This trip is open to The Studio members and their guests, only. All participants must pay in advance. Reserve your seat now by contacting Victoria at or 352-291-4455, ext. 1294. Spaces are limited!

    $10 per individual
    $17 per pair

    Indian Miniatrure Painting

    Ceramics Painting Workshop

    March 5, 5:30-8 p.m.

    Get inspired by the Appleton's newest exhibition, A Treasury of Indian Miniature Paintings and paint your own piece of pottery! Take a brief tour of the exhibition with Appleton staff and then head to the new ARTLab to select from a variety of pottery pieces, with sample patterns and images available for reference. Artist Meaghan Chaney Gumpert will discuss glazing techniques and help you create your own Indian-inspired work of art.

    Light snacks, wine and other beverages will be provided. Workshop participants are asked to arrive as close to 5:30 p.m. as possible.

    $15 materials fee per individual

    All participants must pay in advance. Reserve your seat now by contacting Victoria at or 352-291-4455, ext. 1294. Spaces are limited!

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    The Studio Programming Committee will work with museum staff to plan The Studio events calendar and provide necessary outreach to new audiences. If you are interested in serving on the Programming Committee, please send us an email with more information about who you are to Victoria Billig at