Interested in art? Check out the special events going on at the Appleton Museum


The Appleton Museum of Art will be holding a Free First Saturday event on May 6. On the first Saturday of each month, admission to the Appleton is free for the public. Free First Saturday is sponsored by Marion Culture Alliance.

While admission to the Appleton Museum of Art is free for all College of Central Florida students, this is a great opportunity for students to bring their family and friends.

The museum will be displaying a permanent collection, special exhibitions, the Artspace and more. This includes a talk by Ocala neurologist and art enthusiast Dr. Jose Gaudier on “Medicine in Art.” The presentation will focus on medical history as depicted through the art of different time periods and cultures.

On view through May 21, “Big & Bold in Modern and Contemporary Art.”

“With the galleries full of exciting modern and contemporary art, the recently refreshed European galleries and what will surely be a fascinating presentation by Dr. Jose Gaudier, we hope you will join us for this monthly free day program,” said Victoria Billig, the Appleton’s assistant director.

Another exhibition happening at the Appleton Museum of Art is “Big & Bold in Modern and Contemporary Art.” This exhibit closes on May 21.

For more time to view the exhibits, you can visit the “Paper Thin & Shadow Deep: Hiromi Mizugai Moneyhun’s Hand-Cut Paper Works” and “Pre Post Poetic: Hand-Stitched Collages by Deborah Greger.”

The Appleton Museum, Artspace and Store are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

The Appleton Museum of Art is located at 433 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit