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Artistic Legacy : The Story of Arthur I. Appleton

Ongoing

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…)

New to the Appleton Collection : Paintings and Prints by James Twitty

Ongoing

A selection of  paintings and prints by American artist James Twitty, recently donated to the Appleton by the James Twitty, Jr. Family

Memories & Inspiration : The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art

January 30 -  April 4, 2021

Beginning January 30, the Appleton will present “Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art,” a pioneering selection of 62 works amassed over 35 years by an extraordinary couple. Often choosing artworks over material items and other creature comforts, Kerry, a retired mailman, and Betty, a former television news producer, have opted instead to live with drawings, paintings, prints and sculpture as their principal luxuries. (more…)

"Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art" was organized and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

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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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The Art of Adventure : Serigraphs by Clayton Pond

October 15, 2020 -  April 25, 2021

In the 1970s artist Clayton Pond drove across America and noticed the rise in specialized leisure-time activities and how each sport has its own culture, vocabulary and even dress code that defines not only the sport, but those who participate in it. (more…)

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