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Ongoing Exhibits

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…)

Current Exhibits

Finding Beauty : A Collaborative Exhibition with Ocala Civic Theatre

May 13, 2022 -  January 15, 2023

“Finding Beauty” merges costume drawings and more from Ocala Civic Theatre's production of “Beauty and the Beast” with the objects from the Appleton collection that inspired them. (more…)

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Invented Observations : Photographs by Steven Benson

April 26 -  November 6, 2022

Benson’s photographs find magic in things, places, people and processes not intended to carry any grand significance, representing a search for meaning influenced by Existentialist writers like Camus, Kafka and Dostoevsky. (more…)

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Depicting the Dancer : Artworks by Ernst Oppler

January 26 -  July 24, 2022

Works from the permanent collection by German artist Ernst Oppler. It is said that Oppler’s fascination with dance began on May 5th, 1909 after seeing acclaimed Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova perform. (more…)

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A Strange and Picturesque Country : Etchings by Earl H. Reed

December 10, 2021 -  July 31, 2022

Prints from the permanent collection by Earl Howell Reed. (more…)

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