Appleton Museum of Art
4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 - United States
The Appleton Museum of Art’s permanent collection of approximately 24,000 objects includes European, American, Asian, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts, along with a series of temporary, special exhibitions presented throughout the year. The Appleton's always-open Artspace features artmaking activities for all ages.
The Pop Art movement of the mid-1950s through the 1960s challenged high-society expectations of art by appropriating bright and colorful subjects of popular culture, often removing them entirely from context. At the same time, the Silver Age of Comics developed and flourished, seeking to create more relatable heroes to appeal to a broader audience. Through October 23, see the overlap between Pop and comics in "Connecting Pop!"
"Invented Observations: Photographs by Steven Benson"
On view in the Balcony Gallery for Florida Artists through November 6, this exhibition features 35 black and white photographs shot from 1970-2005 by Steven Benson. Benson is a Professor of Photography/Video at the School of Photography and Media Studies, Daytona State College. He has been an educator, fine art and commercial freelance photographer for more than 25 years.
An exhibition that merges costumes, drawings and more from Ocala Civic Theatre’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” with the objects from the Appleton collection that inspired them.
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