Age of Revolution
September 5, 2013 - January 19, 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.