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
May 25, 2 p.m.
The Barbizon Painters (Docent: Kate Weingart)
Some art historians claim the Barbizon painters were the first environmentalists. Others claim they were landscape artists who were attempting to get close to God. They also were known as anti-Industrialists, escaping Paris to get back to the land. Join us as we try to understand these 19th century French artists and explore their techniques, how they influenced the Impressionists, and by whom they were influenced.
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.