Very Special Arts
Feb. 25 - March 23
An exhibit of children’s art work organized by the State Organization on Arts and Disabilities.
The Living Art of Bonsai
January 17 - April 13
Bonsai from the collections of members of the Marion Bonsai Society will be on display in the Courtyard.
A Celebration of Japan
January 18 - April 13
Decorative sword guards, pen & ink containers, kimonos and wood block prints from the collections of the Appleton Museum of Art and Mulvane Art Museum.
February 22 - March 9
Canstruction Ocala is a creative design and build competition where artists construct giant-sized structures made entirely out of canned foods. The amazing creations will be on display at the museum as a larger-than-life art exhibit. After feeding the imagination of museum visitors, the 4,247 cans equalling 1,232 lb. of food, will be dismantled and donated to local food banks.
Jurors Favorite-B9 by the Cornerstone School
Structural Integrity-CF Students (Ambassadors and Student Activity Board)
Best Use of Labels-Girl Scout Troop 281
Honorable Mention-Girl Scout Troop 281
Best Meal-Appleton Museum of Art Staff
Peoples Choice Award- Girl Scout Troop 281
Age of Revolution
September 5, 2013 - February 2, 2014
This exhibition, organized in collaboration with the 2013 Ocala Civic Theater debut of Les Miserables, brings together works from the Appleton’s nineteenth-century collection with others from the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville and the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach.
Selections from the Florida Watercolor Society’s 42nd Annual Exhibition
November 23, 2013 - January 19, 2014
The exhibition will present 35 of the best watercolors produced by artists from Florida and around the country. With over 1,100 members, the Florida Watercolor Society is one of the largest state-based watercolor societies in the United States. Membership is open to all artists residing in the state of Florida. Juried by the internationally-renowned watercolorist Linda Baker AWS, NWS, this exhibition represents a choice selection from FWS’ 2013 Annual Exhibition in Sarasota.
A Dickens' Christmas
Selections from the Urban Family Collection
November 16, 2013- January 5, 2014
“A Dickens’ Christmas: Selections from the Urban Family Collection” will be on display through Jan. 5, 2014.
The museum’s lobby and first floor galleries will be filled with decorated trees, miniature villages, nutcracker soldiers and countless items collected over the years by Dr. Paul and Joyce Urban and their daughters Katie, Kristie, Kassie and Karlie.
There will be free admission to “A Dickens’ Christmas” exhibit during Family Days Dec. 7 and 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Families are invited to see the exhibit, meet Santa Claus and enjoy holiday treats.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Works by Members of the Ocala Art Group
November 2, 2013 - January 5, 2014
This juried exhibit features works by members of the Ocala Art Group.
Welcome to A Toast to the Arts a juried exhibit organized by the Ocala Art Group. The mission of the Ocala Art Group, organized in 1950, is to promote and assist artists through monthly demonstrations, organizing group exhibits and special opportunities, like this one, to demonstrate what we have learned and how we see the world – past, present and future.
We are constantly in search out there, when the art is right here, before our eyes. Look closely. Talk with the artists – listen to their stories of how and why they create their art. Then look at their work with this new knowledge to better understand their vision. This exhibit shows only a small portion of the artistic talent located in our own back yard and surrounding communities.
Dr. Nadine Pantano, assistant adjunct professor of Art History at Florida Southern College, served as the juror of art work and awards. 90 works are on view here by 86 artists selected from 303 works submitted by artists. We invite you to come and join us! The Ocala Art Group (OAG) is a not-for-profit educational corporation and membership is open to all who share an interest in developing and promoting fine art. OAG meetings are held at the Appleton Museum of Art on the second Wednesday of each month with a meet and greet at 11:00 a.m., followed by the meeting at noon and an art-related demonstration. For more information please visit our web site at www.ocalaartgroup.com.
New World Treasures: Artifacts from Hernando De Soto’s Florida Expedition
February 9, 2013 - December 31, 2013
See the first public exhibition of rare artifacts discovered recently in Marion County from Hernando De Soto’s travels through the Ocala area in August 1539. On display are medieval coins, delicate Murano glass beads, chain mail from Spanish armor and Native American artifacts.
Ocala Star Banner article click here
To view the text on the 'New World Treasures' information panels, please click here
Art Of The Robot
June 22, 2013 - September 22, 2013
Showcased are 45 robots created by 16 artists expressing the issues and contradictions of living in modern society.
Artists use their art work to reflect the world around them so it is only natural to discover that robots have become a part of reflection. Each of the artists invited to participate in this exhibit has a unique way of portraying their robot creations-through paintings, prints, found object sculptures, photographs and other materials. The Art of the Robot exhibit features works by: Don L. Jones, Pittsburgh; Amy Flynn, Raleigh, NC; Nemo Gould, Oakland, Calif; Eric Joyner, San Francisco; Tim Warchocki, Winter Garden, Fla; CyberCraft Robots, St. Petersburg, Fla; Richard Muller, Altadena, Calif; Brian Despain, Seattle, Wash.; Mark Brown, Easthampton, MA; Donna Sophronia-Sims, Birmingham, AL; Lisa Grothman Ryan, Wilmette, Ill; Will Wagenaar, Port Richey, Fla; Heather Heilman Loercher and Howie Hartman, Wrightsville, PA.
Create Your Own Robot at the activity station in the exhibit!
Join us for Family Day ROBOTS! on Saturday, August 10 from 10am to 5pm
Edge to Edge: Vintage Panoramic Photography of Florida
June 15, 2013 - September 8, 2013
Presented are more than 100 vintage panoramic photographs and original postcards that focus on the fascinating history of this unique style of photography shot during Florida’s tourism and real estate boom years in the early 1900s.
April 13, 2013 - June 9, 2013
Showcased are exquisite examples of 19th century English and American decorative art, furniture, fine art and antiques from the period of Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901) and up through the 1920s. Within the exhibit are beautiful paintings and sculpture combined with Gothic, Elizabethan and Renaissance-inspired furnishings and gilded decorative art.
This exhibition was made possible through collaboration with the Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine and the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa.
Out of Abstractions: Divergent Directions in Late 20th Century Art
April 6, 2013 - June 2, 2013
CF Assistant Professor Tyrus Clutter is the guest curator of this exhibition featuring selected works from the Appleton's permanent collection. This show presents the multiple pathways of art that emerged from the dynamic American Abstract Expressionism of the mid-20th century.
Young in Art
April 20, 2013 - May 26, 2013
Showcased is the artwork produced by students in various Marion County public schools (from kindergarten through grade 12).
Rebels With a Cause: American Impressionist Women from the Huntsville Museum of Art
February 2, 2013 - March 31, 2013
On exhibition are 54 paintings, drawings and sculptures by many of the most prominent females artists between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Works presented exemplify the effects of French Impressionism and the Barbizon style that influenced American art at that time and what became known as the American Impressionist style.
Chick Schwartz: Cedar Key Artist
January 19, 2013 - March 24, 2013
View more than 50 works of whimsical sculpture, ceramics and oil on canvas by renowned Cedar Key artist Chick Schwartz. Many of his works have three or more components that together creates depth and his ceramic wall panels provides the viewer with a unique sense of looking down from the tops of buildings. All of his pieces reflect his delightful perspective on busy city life as well as the slower and more relaxed pace of Cedar Key.
Read the article written by David Moore from the Ocala Star Banner about this exhibit here.
Art on the Move: Kids’ License Tag Art
January 26, 2013 - February 24, 2013
See the art created by Marion County fifth graders who designed a series of new automobile license plates and received the Awards of Distinction.
Appleton in Bloom
February 1, 2013 - February 3, 2013
This collaboration of the Appleton Museum and the Ocala Pioneer Garden Club and features 30 floral designs inspired by the museum’s finest works of art. During this exhibition guests can also attending gardening, floral design and art-related workshops and browse among vendor booths offering gardening supplies. Appleton in Bloom is presented with support from Jenkins Auto Group, Macy’s and Regions.
A KIND OF ALCHEMY: PERSIAN MEDIEVAL CERAMICS
Until January 31st, 2013
Featured are 59 rarely viewed examples of Islamic ceramic art crafted by artists between the 10th and 14th centuries
in Persia (today's Iran).