Upcoming Exhibitions


Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas

April 30-July 31, 2016

It is no exaggeration to say that Norman Rockwell is the most popular, most loved, of all contemporary artists. For 39 years while the face of the world was changing unbelievably, Norman amused, charmed and inspired a great many millions of Americans.

This exhibition explores the man behind the canvas through the lens of Louis Lamone, and introduces America’s most beloved illustrator in a never-before-seen glimpse into his private life through anecdotal and personal memorabilia. Also featured are more than 100 Saturday Evening Post covers from 1936–1963.

Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas originated from the LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA.


Inspired Lines: Drawing Biennial 2016

July 2-August 28, 2016
Call to artists

The Appleton Museum of Art is devoting its 2016 Biennial exhibition to the art of drawing and will exhibit framed colored pencil, graphite and other drawings with an emphasis on works at least 18 x 24 in. and larger. The juror for this exhibition is Alison Ferris, Senior Curator at the Des Moines Art Center.

For more information on how you can enter your work in the Appleton's Biennial, please click here.


John Raimondi, Drawing to Sculpture

August 6-October 30, 2016

With monumental works at more than 25 museums, nine colleges and universities, three airports, and dozens more public and private locations throughout the United States and Europe, John Raimondi’s sculptures are among the most prominent contemporary public artworks. While his sculptures are easy to spot – some rise more than 60 feet tall – the Appleton will be among the first venues to showcase the artist's dynamic preparatory drawings.

The exhibition has been organized by the Boca Raton Museum of Art and curated by Marisa J. Pascucci, Curator of Collections. After closing at the Appleton, Drawing to Sculpture will travel to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in late 2016.