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06/02/2020
Teaching Tuesday: Carp Streamer

This week, learn to make a carp streamer! Post your creations on social media and tag them #appletonmuseumathome.

For a step-by-step instruction sheet, click here:http://www.appletonmuseum.org/pdf/Carp_Streamer.pdf

We mourn the passing of iconic American artist and Op Art pioneer Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930-2020). To read more about t...
05/27/2020

We mourn the passing of iconic American artist and Op Art pioneer Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930-2020). To read more about the artist, click here: https://artdaily.com/m.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=123950#.Xs6FdjpKgdV

Richard Anuszkiewicz (American, 1930-2020)
"New Glory," 1975
Serigraph on paper, 26 x 19 ½ in.
Gift of CVI Art Management and Art for Education

05/27/2020
Art Minutes: Kimono with Peacock and Flowers

Did you know there are different styles of kimono for different occasions? Learn more in this Art Minutes with Patricia Tomlinson, Curator of Exhibitions at the Appleton.

05/26/2020
Make a Paper Plane

In honor of National Paper Airplane Day, we’ve created a short video to show you how to make one of our favorite designs!

🌎 SPN: ¡En honor al Día Nacional del Avión de Papel, hemos creado un video corto para mostrarle cómo hacer uno de nuestros diseños favoritos!

#NationalPaperAirplaneDay #PaperAirplane #Paper #Airplane #AppletonMuseum #AppletonMuseumatHome #MuseumatHome #MuseumFromHome #Museo

Eitharong’s paintings reflect that war is part of life. #MemorialDay arose in the U.S. after the Civil War; later as a f...
05/25/2020

Eitharong’s paintings reflect that war is part of life. #MemorialDay arose in the U.S. after the Civil War; later as a federal holiday post-World War I. Today, our nation mourns all military women and men who died in America’s war efforts.

🌎SPN: Las pinturas de Eitharong reflejan todo lo que la guerra es parte de la vida. Memorial Day surgió en los Estados Unidos después de la Guerra Civil; más tarde como feriado federal después de la Primera Guerra Mundial. Hoy, nuestra nación llora a todos los hombres y mujeres militares que murieron en los esfuerzos de guerra de Estados Unidos.

"Superman Puzzle," 2008
Ummarid Eitharong (Thai-born American)
Dry-brush oil and watercolor on mat board

#Superman #Puzzle #Military #MilitaryMen #MilitaryWomen #Memorial #MemorialDay2020 #AppletonMuseum #AppletonMuseumatHome #MuseumatHome #MuseumFromHome #Museo

In honor of Memorial Day, we wanted share again this artwork featured in our virtual Young in Art show."Holding Pride" w...
05/25/2020

In honor of Memorial Day, we wanted share again this artwork featured in our virtual Young in Art show.

"Holding Pride" was created by Ryley, a Dunnellon High School student.

05/24/2020

One more look at this gorgeous exhibition as we bid farewell to “Flamenco: From Spain to the U.S." We want to thank our exhibition sponsors for generously supporting this exhibition and its programs and special events: Marion Cultural Alliance, Fine Arts For Ocala, Inc. (FAFO), Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Angie Lewis - State Farm Agent. And another big thank you to the Museum of International Folk Art for organizing such a wonderful show.

#NationalMaritimeDay ⛵️ #FunFactThe Cutty Sark’s overall length is 280 feet and the height of the main mast is 152 feet....
05/22/2020

#NationalMaritimeDay ⛵️ #FunFact
The Cutty Sark’s overall length is 280 feet and the height of the main mast is 152 feet. The Appleton Museum of Art is 30 feet high. 😱

🌎SPN: La longitud total del Cutty Sark es de 280 pies y la altura del mástil principal es de 152 pies. El Appleton Museum of Art tiene 30 pies de altura.

"Song of the Sea: Cutty Sark" (1964)
Montague Dawson, England
Oil on canvas

#CuttySarkShip #CuttySark #Ships #MaritimeDay #Maritime #AppletonMuseum #AppletonMuseumatHome #MuseumatHome #MuseumFromHome #MuseumFacts #Museo

Here's a jigsaw puzzle to go with the Art Minutes video this week. Try your hand at this puzzle featuring "Primary Color...
05/21/2020

Here's a jigsaw puzzle to go with the Art Minutes video this week. Try your hand at this puzzle featuring "Primary Color" by Matthew Bennett. You can even change the difficulty level by selecting the number of pieces you want to use! Click here to begin: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=0c5f52ffbbaa

05/21/2020
Flamenco: From Spain to the US

Scheduled to close on May 24, here is a final look at the gorgeous exhibition, "Flamenco: From Spain to the U.S." We want to thank our exhibition sponsors for generously supporting this exhibition and its programs and special events: Marion Cultural Alliance, Fine Arts For Ocala, Inc. (FAFO), Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Angie Lewis - State Farm Agent. And another big thank you to the Museum of International Folk Art for organizing such a wonderful show.

Flamenco: From Spain to the US traveling exhibition, currently installed at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, FL. , organized by the Museum of Internation...

05/20/2020
Art Minutes: Primary Color

There are so many interesting details in this painting by Matthew Bennett. Learn more in this Art Minutes with Patricia Tomlinson, Curator of Exhibitions at the Appleton.

05/19/2020
Teaching Tuesday: Paper Lantern

This week, learn to make a paper lantern! Post your creations on social media and tag them #appletonmuseumathome. For a step-by-step instruction sheet, click here:http://www.appletonmuseum.org/pdf/Paper_Lantern.pdf

International Museum Day celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion. Museums uniquely gather the past, present and fut...
05/18/2020

International Museum Day celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion. Museums uniquely gather the past, present and future to allow each of us to contemplate and learn.

🌎SPN: El Día Internacional de Museos celebra la igualdad, la diversidad y la inclusión. Los museos reúnen de manera única el pasado, el presente y el futuro para permitirnos a cada uno de nosotros contemplar y aprender.

#IMD2020 #MuseumFromHome #MuseumatHome #AppletonMuseumatHome #AppletonMuseum #unity #community #Togetherness #pastpresentfuture #equality #diversity #inclusion #equalitydiversityinclusion #internationalmuseumday

Mr. Appleton’s dream of sharing his art collection with our community all started with a sketch on a paper napkin. Show ...
05/17/2020

Mr. Appleton’s dream of sharing his art collection with our community all started with a sketch on a paper napkin. Show us what your dreams and ideas for the future are, and we’ll share our favorites!

🌎SPN: El sueño del Sr. Appleton de compartir su colección de arte con nuestra comunidad comenzó con un boceto en una servilleta de papel. ¡Muéstranos cuáles son tus sueños e ideas para el futuro y compartiremos nuestros favoritos!

#DreamsMW #Hope #OurFuture #Tomorrow #hopesoflife #dreams #hopesanddreams #SueñosMW #MuseumWeek #MuseumWeek2020 #Togetherness #MW2020 #MuseumFromHome #MuseumatHome #AppletonMuseumatHome #AppletonMuseum

Ocala Civic Theatre is inviting all current Marion County high school students to compete in their Petal Drop Design Cha...
05/17/2020
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Ocala Civic Theatre is inviting all current Marion County high school students to compete in their Petal Drop Design Challenge. Their season is scheduled to open on August 27 with the musical "Beauty and the Beast," and they are looking for young local talent to create the enchanted rose 🥀✨ Deadline is July 3.

For more information, click here:http://ocalacivictheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/FINAL-PACKET-Petal-Drop-Design-Challenge.pdf

We asked you to recreate your favorite Appleton artwork either in photograph, Legos, or found objects. Here are some of ...
05/16/2020

We asked you to recreate your favorite Appleton artwork either in photograph, Legos, or found objects. Here are some of the amazing results.

It's not to late join in the fun! Email your submission to [email protected] or by tagging us on social media.

Thank you Marion Cultural Alliance for participating!

Be sure to download our free mobile app where you can find interactive puzzles, tours of the permanent collection for ch...
05/16/2020

Be sure to download our free mobile app where you can find interactive puzzles, tours of the permanent collection for children and adults, and family art projects. We also have a variety of art projects for children on our YouTube channel under the Teaching Tuesday playlist.

🌎SPN: Asegúrese de descargar nuestra aplicación móvil gratuita donde puede encontrar rompecabezas interactivos, recorridos por la colección permanente para niños y adultos, y proyectos de arte familiar. También tenemos una variedad de proyectos de arte para niños en nuestro canal de YouTube en la lista de reproducción Teaching Tuesday.

#TechnologyMW #MuseumTechnology #MuseumGames #museumapp #createart #becreative #crosswordpuzzles #TecnologíaMW #MuseumWeek #MuseumWeek2020 #Togetherness #MW2020 #MuseumFromHome #MuseumatHome #AppletonMuseumatHome #AppletonMuseum

Thank you for enjoying all of our Young in Art show posts.While our virtual Young in Art show has now concluded, we will...
05/16/2020

Thank you for enjoying all of our Young in Art show posts.

While our virtual Young in Art show has now concluded, we will continue to post more student artwork in the upcoming weeks. Keep checking our page for details.

Congratulations to the student artists and art teachers of the Marion County Public School System!

Below are some of our favorites from the show.

#MuseumWeek continues and we are all working hard to reduce, reuse and recycle. Some recent initiatives we have taken ar...
05/15/2020

#MuseumWeek continues and we are all working hard to reduce, reuse and recycle. Some recent initiatives we have taken are installing water bottle refill stations and LED lights throughout the galleries, offices and outdoor spaces, as well as printing less and increasing our digital presence. What are some ways you have gone green?

🌎SPN: La Semana de Museo continúa y todos trabajamos diligentemente en reducir, reutilizar y reciclar. Algunas iniciativas que hemos tomado recientemente es instalar fuente de beber agua donde pueden volver a llenar botellas de agua, luces LED en el museo, oficinas y espacios al aire libre además de imprimir menos y aumentando nuestra presencia digital. ¿De qué maneras te has vuelto verde?

#ClimateMW #weather #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #FridaysForFuture #ClimateChange #ClimateActionNow #MuseumsAreNotNeutral #ViewFromMyWindow #Greeninitiative #gogreen #sustainable #ecofriendly #sustainability #ClimaMW #MuseumWeek2020 #Togetherness #MW2020 #MuseumFromHome #MuseumatHome #AppletonMuseumatHome #AppletonMuseum

West Port High School, 4 of 4Ms. Roblin, Art TeacherGinger Cruze, Principal“Young in Art” is an annual youth art exhibit...
05/15/2020

West Port High School, 4 of 4
Ms. Roblin, Art Teacher
Ginger Cruze, Principal

“Young in Art” is an annual youth art exhibition of work from Marion County Public School K-12 students. Hosted by the Appleton since the early-90s, the show highlights the artistic achievement of Marion County students at every grade level and highlights the importance of arts education. Every public school in Marion County is invited to participate.

Each morning will we showcase the work of one school, so you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home.

Throwback Thursday! Here are a few of our favorite memories. Share with us your favorite moments at the Appleton and we’...
05/14/2020

Throwback Thursday! Here are a few of our favorite memories. Share with us your favorite moments at the Appleton and we’ll repost them. Send them via Facebook Messenger and check out our Stories for more photos!

🌎SPN: ¡Throwback Thursday! Estos son algunos de nuestros momentos favoritos. Comparte con nosotros sus recuerdos en el Appleton y nosotros los compartiremos.

#MuseumMomentsMW #Throwback #ThrowbackThurday #tbt #favoritemoment #museummemories #museumvisit #museumlover #MomentosMuseoMW #MuseumWeek #MuseumWeek2020 #Togetherness #MW2020 #MuseumFromHome #MuseumatHome #AppletonMuseumatHome #AppletonMuseum

West Port High School, 3 of 4Greg Smith, Art TeacherGinger Cruze, Principal“Young in Art” is an annual youth art exhibit...
05/14/2020

West Port High School, 3 of 4
Greg Smith, Art Teacher
Ginger Cruze, Principal

“Young in Art” is an annual youth art exhibition of work from Marion County Public School K-12 students. Hosted by the Appleton since the early-90s, the show highlights the artistic achievement of Marion County students at every grade level and highlights the importance of arts education. Every public school in Marion County is invited to participate.

Each morning will we showcase the work of one school, so you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home.

As #MuseumWeek continues, we want to thank our Security and Maintenance staff who are working hard onsite at the museum ...
05/13/2020

As #MuseumWeek continues, we want to thank our Security and Maintenance staff who are working hard onsite at the museum making sure our grounds and facility stay in tip-top shape. Check out our Stories for more photos!

🌎SPN: Continuando la Semana de Museo, hoy queremos agradecer a nuestros empleados en Seguridad y Mantenimiento. Trabajan diligentemente asegurándonos que los terrenos y nuestras instalaciones estén en excelente condiciones.

#togetherMWSparkles #TogeherMW #togetherathome #group #collectivity #unity #community #thankyou #museumworkers #JuntosMW #MuseumWeek2020 #Togetherness #MW2020 #MuseumFromHome #MuseumatHome #AppletonMuseumatHome #AppletonMuseum

West Port High School, 2 of 4Jennifer Moore, Art TeacherGinger Cruze, Principal“Young in Art” is an annual youth art exh...
05/13/2020

West Port High School, 2 of 4
Jennifer Moore, Art Teacher
Ginger Cruze, Principal

“Young in Art” is an annual youth art exhibition of work from Marion County Public School K-12 students. Hosted by the Appleton since the early-90s, the show highlights the artistic achievement of Marion County students at every grade level and highlights the importance of arts education. Every public school in Marion County is invited to participate.

Each morning will we showcase the work of one school, so you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home.

Check out Florida Humanities' new issue of FORUM. We're so pleased that included in this issue is an article following u...
05/12/2020
The Democracy Issue

Check out Florida Humanities' new issue of FORUM. We're so pleased that included in this issue is an article following up on the 2016 exhibition, "Paradise Park Remembered," and the work of local legend Bruce Mozert. Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement on when Mozert's work will be on view at the Appleton!

Our latest issue is a thoughtful look at the still-relevant lessons of the Declaration of Independence today, and experience how democracy plays out in our state – from dramatic moments in Florida’s history to our evolving constitutions, to how we vote, participate and learn to talk civilly to o...

Here are a few of our favorite artworks from the permanent collection. Using them as inspiration, we want to see what yo...
05/12/2020

Here are a few of our favorite artworks from the permanent collection. Using them as inspiration, we want to see what you can create at home using #Lego or household items and we’ll repost our favorites.

🌎SPN: Estas son algunas de nuestras obras de arte favoritas de la colección permanente. Utilizándolos como inspiración, queremos ver qué puedes crear en casa usando Lego o artículos en tú hogar. Vamos a compartir nuestros favoritos.

#StayHome #QuarantineLife #Recreate #Becreative ##Recreateart #ArtInQuarantine #artathome #artathomechallenge #museumchallenge #covidclassics #CulturaEnCuarentenaMW #MuseumWeek #MuseumWeek2020 #Togetherness #MW2020 #MuseumFromHome #MuseumatHome #AppletonMuseumatHome #AppletonMuseum

05/12/2020
Teaching Tuesday: Shaving Cream Marbling

This week, learn to make a cool marbling effect using shaving cream! Post your creations on social media and tag them #appletonmuseumathome.

For a step-by-step instruction sheet, click here:http://www.appletonmuseum.org/pdf/Shaving_Cream_Marbling.pdf

West Port High School, 1 of 4Anibal Rodriguez, Art TeacherGinger Cruze, Principal“Young in Art” is an annual youth art e...
05/12/2020

West Port High School, 1 of 4
Anibal Rodriguez, Art Teacher
Ginger Cruze, Principal

“Young in Art” is an annual youth art exhibition of work from Marion County Public School K-12 students. Hosted by the Appleton since the early-90s, the show highlights the artistic achievement of Marion County students at every grade level and highlights the importance of arts education. Every public school in Marion County is invited to participate.

Each morning will we showcase the work of one school, so you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home.

This week is #MuseumWeek! Join us in thanking our frontline heroes who are helping lead the way through the COVID-19 cri...
05/11/2020

This week is #MuseumWeek! Join us in thanking our frontline heroes who are helping lead the way through the COVID-19 crisis.

¡Estamos en la Semana de Museo! Únete con nosotros en agradecer a nuestros héroes de primera línea quién están ayudando guiar el camino en la crisis del COVID-19.

#HeroesMW #UnsungHeroes #HeroesDontWearCapes #CommunityResilience #EssentialWorkers #Thankyou #frontlineworkers #thankyouessentialworkers #thankyouhealthcareworkers #grocerystoreworkers #thankyoutruckers #HéroesMW #MuseumWeek2020 #Togetherness #MW2020 #MuseumFromHome #MuseumatHome #AppletonMuseumatHome #AppletonMuseum

Ward-Highlands ElementaryAshley Condie, Art TeacherKio Lee, Art TeacherTreasa Buck, Principal“Young in Art” is an annual...
05/11/2020

Ward-Highlands Elementary
Ashley Condie, Art Teacher
Kio Lee, Art Teacher
Treasa Buck, Principal

“Young in Art” is an annual youth art exhibition of work from Marion County Public School K-12 students. Hosted by the Appleton since the early-90s, the show highlights the artistic achievement of Marion County students at every grade level and highlights the importance of arts education. Every public school in Marion County is invited to participate.

Each morning will we showcase the work of one school, so you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home

Happy Mother's Day! Today we make a dedication to Lillian Wihk Appleton, Arthur I. Appleton's mother. She is pictured he...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day! Today we make a dedication to Lillian Wihk Appleton, Arthur I. Appleton's mother. She is pictured here with her two sons, John Albert and Arthur Ivar, and daughter Edith-Marie.The Appleton children loved art and antiquities from an early age because Lillian, a concert pianist, singer and collector of fine art, shared with them her love of beautiful things. The family traveled frequently and enjoyed the
visual and performing arts. Because of this, Arthur developed an instinct for discovering unusual things in unexpected places, which resulted in the Appleton Museum of Art's wonderful, encyclopedic collection of artwork from many different cultures.

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About the Appleton

The museum’s permanent collection of approximately 18,000 objects include European, American, Asian, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts; a series of temporary traveling exhibitions are presented throughout the year.

Founded in 1982, the museum was a gift from Arthur I. Appleton to the Ocala community. The City of Ocala donated the 44-acre site for the home of the museum, construction began in 1984 and the museum opened to the public in 1987. Originally built to display and preserve Mr. Appleton’s extensive art collection, today the Appleton is one of the South’s premier art museums and a leading cultural institution in Marion County.