Themed Tours

Once a month the Appleton provides special, docent-led Themed Tours of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Themed Tours are generally scheduled at 2 p.m. on the last Thurdsay of each month.

For more information or to RSVP for a Themed Tour, click here.

2016 Themed Tours

August 25, 2 p.m.
The Art of Labor

For centuries, workers have been an inspiring subjects for artists. This tour will highlight the manner in which artists at the Appleton have uniquely portrayed these individuals as they toil at their respective crafts.

September 29, 2 p.m.
When Small is Huge

Focus on small details that play a huge compositional role in paintings from the permanent collection.

October 27, 2 p.m.
How to Look at a Painting

What does it take to truly know what you’re seeing when you look at a work of art? Enrich your viewing experiences and explore the practical skill of looking at art.

November 17, 2 p.m.
Appleton Animals, Real and Legendary

Join us for this tour exploring the many animals found throughout the museum’s permanent collection.

December 29, 2 p.m.
In Good Company

Join us for a tour of the artists in the permanent collection that are also in world renowned museums like the Louvre, The Getty and the National Gallery of Art.


Docents fulfill an important volunteer position at the museum, leading groups of patrons on tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions. For more information about becoming a docent at the Appleton Museum of Art, click here.



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