Upcoming Exhibitions

2014 Biennial, Installation exhibition by Florida Artists

Outside the box

July 19-October 19

The Appleton Museum of Art is pleased to present works by Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, Michael Bauman and Kate Helms, Richard Herzog, Terri Lindbloom, Judith Salmon, and Zachary Gilliland; 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.


A Creative Life: Gladys Shafran Kashdin

July 26-November 2

This exhibition features a selection of paintings, collages and drawings by Dr. Gladys Shafran Kashdin, whose love of nature inspired a lifetime of making art. Kashdin studied at the Art Students League in New York and at Florida State University. She was also Professor Emerita of Humanities at the University of South Florida. Her work deals with time, process and nature. Dr. Kashdin's artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally for over 60 years. Her works are in the permanent collection of the Tampa Museum of Art, the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, the Appleton Museum of Art, the Mississippi Museum of Art and many public institutions, as well as corporate and private collections.


Recent Acquisitions to the Appleton Collection

October 25-January 31, 2015

An exhibition of prints, paintings and objects acquired by the Appleton within the past several years.


ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection

November 8-January 5, 2015

An engaging and thought-provoking look at the unexpected subject of tools, through more than 40 inspiring paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs. Curated by Jared Packard-Winkler.

ReTooled celebrated the prevalence of tools in our lives with art that magically transforms utilitarian objects into fanciful works that speak of beauty, insight and wit. Providing a dynamic entry point into the rich themes, materials and processes of 20th century art, ReTooled profiles 28 visionary artists from the Hechinger Collection including major artists such as Arman, Richard Estes, Howard Finster, Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, Fernand Lèger and H.C. Westerman; photographers Berenice Abbot and Walker Evans; as well as pop artists Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist.

ReTooled was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, from Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection, gift of John and June Hechinger .

International Arts & Artists