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Appleton 'Art of the Ancient World' Now Open

May 14, 2014

“Art of the Ancient World,” an exhibition of antiquities from the permanent collection of the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is on display through Jan. 4, 2015. 

“The art of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome has captivated the world’s imagination for centuries,” said Victoria Billig, assistant director of the Appleton. “Echoes from dynasties and empires long past, the works on display remind us of the lasting legacy of ancient art — one that still influences artists to this day.”

Museum namesake and founder Arthur Appleton saw the value in antiquities and collected fine Egyptian, Greek and Roman works. Over the years, other significant works from generous donors have been added to the Appleton’s antiquities collection, which now contains more than 900 pieces.
Recently, works from the museum’s ancient Islamic ceramics collection traveled to the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh.

Daily admission to the Appleton Museum of Art is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children ages 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. 

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed on Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Become a member of the museum by the end of May 2014, and receive a 10 percent discount on any level of membership.

Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Free parking is available.  For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.

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