Upcoming Exhibitions


Young in Art

April 19 - May 18

The exhibit features art work by Marion County Public School students in grade K-12. A reception is scheduled for Sat., April 2.

New Art of the Loom

April 26 - June 29

This exhibit reveals the woven dreams of artists from 18 countries who combine the ancient craft of weaving with artistic expressions of today, resulting in a display of visually captivating and thought-provoking murals. Organized and curated by Dirk Holger.


Symphonic Style: The Art of Benny Collin

May 24-July 13

Thirty-five works by American artist Benny Collin (1896-1979), devoted to colorful and rhythmic, mathematic abstraction. Collin, who was born Benjamin Cohen, was a Danish émigré who came to the U.S. fleeing Nazi persecution during the war. Upon arriving in the United States, he pursued a career in art working on altarpieces for churches in the northeast by day and geometric abstractions based on the “Golden Spiral” by night. Informed by the strong tradition of European abstraction, he created many colorful acrylic-washes on paper with compositions based on a complex mathematical formula that yielded vibrant, kaleidoscopic images evoking the repetition of musical scores by Bach and Mozart.


2014 Biennial: "Outside the box" Installation exhibition by Florida Artists

July 19-October 19

Works by some of the best Florida artists working in this innovative and thought provoking medium. The juror for this year’s Biennial is Matthew McLendon, Ph.D. Currently, he is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fl. The juror will select Best of Show, Second Place, and Honorable Mention. The People’s Choice Award will be determined by museum visitors and will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Biennial 2014 Call for Entry

The Appleton Museum of Art is acceptign submissions of installation art for our 2014 Biennial. Eight to twelve works will be selected by juror Matthew McLendon, Ph.D., and on view to the public at the museum, July 19-October 19, 2014. Please click here to view the submission guidelines for this exhibition.