Current Exhibitions

From Spain to the U.S.

January 25-May 24, 2020

This festive and multi-dimensional exhibition explores the origins, infl uences, development and appreciation of Flamenco as a highly respected art form on the world stage. Shaped over centuries by a multitude of cultural and regional infl uences including Roman, Sephardic, Arabic and Andalusian, Flamenco became a folkloric art form that began among the Gypsy people of Spain.

Featuring approximately 140 objects dating from the late 19th century to the present, this exhibition focuses on the folkloric roots of Flamenco, tracing its history as it was transformed into a performance art.

"Flamenco: From Spain to the U.S." has been organized by the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico and is circulating through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.

The exhibition, events and programming are sponsored in part by Fine Arts for Ocala, Angie Lewis State Farm, The Wandering Soul and CAMPUS USA Credit Union.

At Home and the World:
Photographs by Billy Joe Hoyle

January 25-June 21, 2020

Photographer Billy Joe Hoyle has spent the last two decades traveling the world and documenting diverse customs, beliefs and lifestyles. Every country has its own identity. “At Home and the World” is a collection of environmental portraits that explores these differences. In his typical street photographer style, Hoyle’s photographs are unexpected encounters that give an accurate and authentic look into the lives of his subjects.

Artistic Legacy: The Story of Arthur I. Appleton
and The Appleton Museum of Art


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.

Art for the Afterlife: Chinese Funerary Objects


Historically, elite individuals in Chinese society were buried with all of the everyday items that they might need in the next realm. Objects such as clay servants and musicians, as well as a finely glazed Tang Dynasty ceramic horse and stunning tomb guardian figurines, make up this display from the Appleton’s permanent collection.