Once a month the Appleton provides Themed Tours of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, led by special guests or docents. Themed Tours are generally scheduled at 2 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.
For more information or to RSVP for a Themed Tour, click here.
2017 Themed Tours
June 29, 2 p.m.
Women in Art (Docent: Kate Weingart)
The beauty of the female form has always been a popular subject of art. Women as creators have been historically less prominent. For centuries, women artists have been repressed, denied art education, awards and commissions in a male-dominated art world. Through adversity many women have continued creating art, achieved a high level of skill and well-deserved recognition. This themed tour will highlight artwork in the permanent collection created by women, and will explore the history of women in art.
July 27, 2 p.m.
Maritime Art at the Appleton (Docent: Bob Kellogg)
Join us for a cruise through the Maritime art in the permanent collection. Mr. Appleton was a boating enthusiast, a Naval Officer during WWII, and a collector of fine Maritime art. This presentation will highlight Maritime paintings and models that are currently on display.
August 31, 2 p.m.
The Importance of Small (Docent: Jim Carrell)
Join this interactive discussion with docent Jim Carrell about how a small element in the picture space affects the interaction between the viewer and the artwork; supplemented by comments on compositional techniques.
BECOME A DOCENT
Docents fulfill an important volunteer position at the museum, leading groups of patrons on tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions. For more information about becoming a docent at the Appleton Museum of Art, click here.