Upcoming Exhibitions


Superintendent's Art Show

May 1-6, 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.


Appleton Student Art Show

May 6-September 27, 2018

Introducing the inaugural Appleton Student Art Show, showcasing the artwork made by students in our very own studio art classes! Students of all ages submitted work created between June 2017 and April 2018, ranging from drawing, painting, fashion and ceramics. Visit the education wing to see the amazing talent and creativity that comes from our classes and workshops.


Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 19, 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Appleton teachers, students and their families are invited for an opening reception; light refreshments will be served. Admission to the museum will be free during this event only. Otherwise, regular admission fees apply.


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.


Talk and Performance: Dr. Welson A. Tremura
Saturday, May 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Click here for details.


Mobile Photography Contest and Exhibition

June 19-October 7, 2018

The Mobile Photography Contest and Exhibition challenges you to be inspired by three categories over the course of three weeks. All ages are welcome to participate and submit up to two photos in each category. Photos must be taken with a mobile device (e.g., mobile phones, iPads or other touch pads), be tasteful and representative of the categories, and submitted during each category’s designated one-week period. Photos will be on view June 19-October 7.

Email photos in jpeg format to AppletonMuseum@cf.edu; include the category in the subject line, and your full name in the body of the email. Photos will be juried and prizes awarded during a reception on Tuesday, June 19, 5–7 p.m.


May 14-20: Travel & Adventure
May 21-27: Portraits
May 28-June 3: Black & White

If you have questions, please contact AppletonMuseum@cf.edu. The Appleton reserves the right to omit any photos deemed inappropriate.


Shadow and Reflection: Visions of Florida’s Sacred Landscapes

June 30-September 30, 2018

This exhibition by photographic artist Suzanne Williamson and writer John Capouya re-envisions the past with images and words inspired by their exploration of Florida’s Native American mound sites. Using photographs printed on transparent fabric, metal and paper, as well as creative nonfiction texts, they create an installation — an environment — that illuminates the multiple meanings of these monuments.


Exhibition Talk: Suzanne Williamson & John Capouya
Sunday, September 9, 2-3:30 p.m.

Williamson and Capouya will give a talk, Envisioning Florida’s Sacred Landscapes through a Collaboration of Words and Images. This free event is open to the public.