Upcoming Exhibitions


La Diaspora: Keepers of Heritage

September 15, 2018-January 20, 2019

La Diaspora includes paintings, prints, sculptures and mixed media by members of the Puerto Rican Arts Diaspora Orlando. The exhibition pays homage to master artist Domingo García-Dávila, who was involved in the migration process of Puerto Ricans to the United States in the 1940s. From realism all the way to surrealism, the work shares an appreciation of their diasporic roots. Exhibition artists include: Pedro Brull, José Feliciano, Carmelo Fontanez, Domingo García, Martin García-Rivera, Felipe Morales, Yasir Nieves, María Ramos, Ángel Rivera-Morales, Rafael Rivera-Rosa, Carmen Rojas-Ginés and Pablo Rubio.


Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
Friday, September 14, 6-8 p.m.

Celebrate the exhibition opening with small bites and beverages. Panel discussion begins at 7 p.m. with artists Pedro Brull, José Feliciano, Felipe Morales, Yasir Nieves, María Ramos, Ángel Rivera-Morales, Carmen Rojas-Ginés, and moderated by Dr. Rafael Rosa. Free and open to the public.


A Dickens Christmas:
The Urban Family Holiday Collection

November 10-December 30, 2018

The Appleton and The Urban Family invite you to celebrate A Dickens Christmas. Along with the popular Dickens Village, see several of The Urban Family's beloved, themed trees throughout the museum. Trees decorated by community members and businesses will also be on display in the second-floor galleries.


The Urban Holiday Family Day
Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy free admission all day to see the exhibits and make holiday-inspired art in the ARTSpace.

1 to 3 p.m., take carriage rides, have photos taken with Santa and enjoy light refreshments.


Santa Classics
Ed Wheeler

November 17-January 6, 2019

Santa Classics is a series of images created by artist, photographer Ed Wheeler. He imagines Santa entering into the great masterworks of art, with humor and reverence for the originals. Once a painting is selected, he embarks on a multi-step process to fully integrate Santa into the lighting, brushstrokes and tonal values of a particular painting while maintaining the fidelity of the original. It is this attention to detail, lighting and relationships between figures, which lead to another kind of art experience.

In addition, Wheeler has given the Santa Treatment to one of our paintings! Visit to see his rendition of And My Father Before Me by Christopher Still.


America's Everglades:
Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher

February 2-May 26, 2019

These monumental photographs celebrate the beauty of the American Everglades. Their scale, extraordinary clarity and tonal range set them apart as exceptional works of art, earning him recognition as the foremost landscape photographer in America today. These powerful black and white images are portraits of the eternal bond between man and nature that is the soul of the Everglades. From the deepest cypress strands of the sawgrass prairies, coastal waters and languid estuaries, to pinpoint still-lives of rare species, Butcher reveals its ecosystems in magnificent detail. He makes an unquestionable case for why we should care about its future.


Artist Talk + Book Signing
Friday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a talk by Clyde Butcher. This event is free and open to the public; books available for purchase in the Appleton Store.