Appleton Museum of Art

4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 - United States



The Appleton Museum of Art’s permanent collection of approximately 18,000 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.


Mobile Photography
Now through October 7, 2018
A display of photos submitted during the annual mobile photography contest.

Shadow and Reflection: Visions of Florida's Sacred Landscapes
Now through September 30, 2018
Photographic artist Suzanne Williamson and writer John Capouya re-envision the past with images and words inspired by their exploration of Florida’s Native American mound sites. Using photographs printed on transparent fabric, metal and paper, as well as creative nonfiction texts, they create an installation — an environment — that illuminates the multiple meanings of these monuments.

La Diaspora: Keepers of Heritage
Now through January 18, 2019
Paintings, prints, sculptures and mixed media by members of the Puerto Rican Arts Diaspora Orlando. The exhibition pays homage to master artist Domingo García-Dávila, who was involved in the migration process of Puerto Ricans to the United States in the 1940s. From realism all the way to surrealism, the work shares an appreciation of their diasporic roots.

Myth, Mother, Muse: The Paintings of Matthew Bennett
Now through 25, 2018
Florida artist Matthew Bennett explores his relationships with women — as artist, friend and husband. Using saturated colors and loose brush strokes that emphasize emotional connections, Bennett suggests the beauty and complexity of the bond between the artist and subject.


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