Past Exhibitions


Art on the Move
Youth Art Exhibition

January 16-February 7, 2018

License tag art from Marion County fifth-grade students. This annual exhibition is sponsored by Marion County Tax Collector.

This program inspires fifth grade art students to design their own specialty plate while learning about the practical application of license plate art and how Florida’s 100+ specialty license plates support worthy causes. Each school earns a share of over $16,000 provided by generous sponsors and 100 percent of the sale proceeds.


Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection

January 20-March 18, 2018

Rembrandt and the Jews features a collection of 22 etchings by the Dutch master that explore the relationship between the artist and the Jewish residents of his Amsterdam neighborhood. Rembrandt’s legacy as an etcher is characterized by the new and innovative techniques he introduced to printmaking. He broke with longstanding, traditional depictions of biblical narratives; instead, Rembrandt added emotional and psychological depth to his subjects through expressive faces, dramatic body language, and his bold use of shadow and light.

Rembrandt and the Jews was organized by the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California.

Sponsored in part by Phil and Charlotte Rosenberg.


Rembrandt Revealed: Etchings from the collection of Dr. Robert and Mrs. Mariann McClary

January 20-March 18, 2018

Featuring ten etchings, the meticulous prints from the McClary's collection depict Rembrandt’s world — inhabited by golfers, physicians, print-sellers and beggars.


Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art

February 3-April 29, 2018

Fashion has always found inspiration in unpredictable sources: art, life, history — there are no boundaries. In this spirit, Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art explores the relationship between inspiration and creation. 13 established and emerging designers have created original ensembles inspired by artwork in the American Folk Art Museum’s collection.

The exhibit, guest curated by Alexis Carreno, includes 15 original ensembles and 23 works of art from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum.

Organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, and circulated by the Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama. The tour of this exhibition is supported in part by the Leir Charitable Foundations in memory of Henry J. & Erna D. Leir, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.


On the edge of the Florida Frontier:
Perspectives on Life at Fort King

January 17-April 30, 2018

This exhibition brings to life Fort King during the Seminole Wars, as well as the work of the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute to reconstruct and preserve this historic site.

The exhibition includes artwork, archaeological objects, photographs and historic reconstructions that highlight how the fort appeared to those who came into contact with it and how this site influenced the development of Florida and US history. As one of the key forts during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), its principal purpose was to oversee the Treaty of Moultrie Creek, which aimed to relocate the Seminole Indians of Florida into a reservation in the center of the state. Fort King was to enforce the northern boundary of the reservation and as such, was a location of interaction between U.S. soldiers, settlers and Seminoles during a historically transformative period in history. When the U.S. government sought to relocate the Seminoles out West in disregard to the treaty, it was at Fort King that Osceola attacked and killed the Indian agent Wily Thomson and six others at the outbreak of hostilities in 1835.


Young in Art
Youth Art Exhibition

March 20-April 30, 2018

An exhibition of artwork from Marion County K-12 students.


Superintendent's Art Show

May 1-4, 2018

Forty-nine schools in Marion County, each showcasing one work of student art to represent their art programs.


Opening Reception:
Tuesday, May 1, 6-8 p.m.

Celebrate with Superintendent of public schools Dr. Heidi Maier. Each participating schools' principal, art teacher, featured student and family are invited.


The Series of Cphace

March 24-July 22, 2018

The Cphace images depict natural phenomena such as glaciers, rainforests, plantations, botanical gardens, swamps, reefs, mud flats and coral landscapes.

Captured with a converted camera that records infrared waves of the electromagnetic light spectrum that are invisible to the naked eye, the lush images of nature are then cropped and manipulated to create a new original image.

The result is a symmetrical image of organic forms with a central axis. Within each image nature, becomes less complex in color but much more complex in its shapes, textures and lines.

The artist, Laird, lives in northeast Florida. After receiving a BFA in graphic design from University of North Florida in 1980, he pursued graphic art and photography in advertising, journalism, illustration and commercial work. A redirection in 1997 as a solo photo artist he started blac palm inc. and later opened the DEWEY, a studio and gallery of commercial / fine art photography.


Medieval to Metal:
The Art & Evolution of the Guitar

May 19-September 2, 2018

Medieval To Metal explores all facets of the world's most popular instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture over the past four hundred years to modern efforts to reinvent the guitar with different materials, shapes, and approaches to design. Design illustrations, objects, and photographs provide a rich context for exploring the artistic components of the guitar. Visitors will experience the art, history, and cultural impact of the guitar in an exhibition that contains 40 instruments ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative. The artifacts are supplemented with dozens of photographs and illustrations that depict significant artists and instruments of the last century.

Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The GUITAR is a touring exhibition of the National GUITAR Museum.


Paintings by Mel Fiorentino

May 19-September 2, 2018

In combination with the exhibition Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The GUITAR, paintings of guitar heroes and gods by Ocala-based artist Mel Fiorentino.


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