Appleton Museum of Art to offer free admission on Sunday in honor of namesake

The Appleton Museum of Art will offer free admission this Sunday, October 13, to encourage residents to visit a new, permanent exhibition honoring the museum’s namesake.

The museum is inviting the general public between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to tour the museum grounds (4333 E Silver Springs Blvd) and experience the new sections and exhibitions, including a new outdoor sculpture collection.

Among the offerings is a new exhibit featuring the story of the life of the museum’s founder, Arthur I. Appleton. The exhibit, entitled “Artistic Legacy: The Story of Arthur I. Appleton and the Appleton Museum of Art,” is featured alongside a bevy of other permanent collections and special exhibitions, including “Urban Chatter: Sharon Kerry-Harlan,” “Do Not Bleach: Stephanie Brown,” and in the Balcony Gallery, “Florida Impressions: Relief Prints by Leslie Peebles.” The museum also has several new works of art on view in their second-floor galleries, including a Picasso and two Warhol prints.

Visitors will have the opportunity visit the Artspace, an area full of activity stations and art projects for the whole family, including area for toddlers with art books and soft blocks.

Big Lee’s BBQ food truck will be on site all day to offer visitors a chance to try their world-renowned barbecue.

For more information on this or other events, visit the Appleton Museum of Art website.