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Visions of Florida : Perspectives on the Sunshine State


A mixed-media exhibition that includes work by artists that live and work in the 27th state. (more…)

Artistic Legacy : The Story of Arthur I. Appleton


Ever wondered where the Appleton Museum of Art got its name, or how the museum found a home in Ocala? Stroll through the history of the Appleton Family and the museum to learn all about Marion County's cultural gem. (more…)

Luminous Worlds : Paintings by Kristin Herzog

January 9 -  June 27, 2021

Kristin Herzog’s large abstract canvases allow the viewer to enter into distant worlds of the artist’s making. Luminous and beguiling, the works occasionally evoke the interstellar, at other times the terrestrial world. (more…)

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Countenance : Reimagining Portraiture

October 15, 2020 -  September 26, 2021

A selection of works from the permanent collection that spans centuries of portraiture. (more…)

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Highlights from the Equine Collection

March 30 -  October 24, 2021

Museum founder Arthur I. Appleton’s love of horses is evident in the Appleton equine collection which is comprised of over sixty artworks. Highlights from the collection with works by artists such as  Wilhelm Alexander Meyerheim and John Nost Sartorius are now on view on the first floor of the museum in honor of our “Horse Capital of the World.”

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Alison Saar : Works from the Permanent Collection

March 30, 2021 -  January 2, 2022

This exhibition of printed works from the permanent collection by internationally acclaimed artist Alison Saar incorporate both spiritual and political themes. Not one to shy away from difficult subjects, Saar commonly explores topics such as race, historical biases and gender, challenging viewers in exciting ways, describing her work as "refined savagery." (more…)

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