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The Appleton has educational resources for teachers, schools, homeschoolers and parents. Whether students come to us, or we bring the wonder of the Appleton to the classrooms, we help the world of art come alive for young people. 

To learn more, please contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or 

Teaching Posters and Lesson Plans

Thanks to generous funding from the David & Lisa Midgett Foundation and another anonymous donor, two free teaching posters are currently available.

Bruce Mozert Teaching Poster
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“Primary Color” Teaching Poster
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Lesson plans and other educational materials are available, including topics to inspire core-curriculum and art teachers. Please contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or, to receive more information.

Field Trips

At this time, field trips and group visits are being scheduled on a case-by-case basis. Email to inquire about field trips.

Before you schedule a field trip, please read the Guidelines for Youth Visits.

Bus Reimbursement Program

The Appleton offers reimbursement to Marion County schools for field-trip transportation costs. Once you’ve scheduled your field trip, download and complete the Bus Reimbursement Form. For questions, contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or

The Bus Reimbursement Program is made possible through a generous donation by the Mary B. Kraus Family.

Appleton-On-The-Go Outreach Program

The Appleton can bring the museum to you! Trained instructors will visit your school to tell stories, share hands-on artifacts and provide educational materials for teachers.

There are three programs for grades 3-6 that introduce different art collections:

  • Africa: An introduction to life on a large continent
  • Asia: The elegant cultures of China and Japan
  • Ancient Civilizations: How the art of Egypt, Greece, and Rome influence us today

Presentations are ideal for 25-30 students and should last one class period. To request a presentation for high school students, contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or

The Appleton-On-The-Go Outreach Program is free and made possible thanks to grant funding provided by Marion Cultural Alliance and other donors, as well as the work of museum educators and docents.

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