Hepburn Exhibit, Lecture and Programs Among Appleton Highlights in December
Oct. 13, 2011
“Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen” showcases more than 40 costumes and fashions from the screen legend’s personal collection and will be presented throughout December at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Appleton will feature a series of Date With Kate luncheon events, a lecture and screenings of her films on weekends. Other activities in December include the exhibition “A Dickens’ Christmas: The Urban Family Holiday Collection,” the opening of “Scenes from the South: American Art from the Collection of James Fuller,” an After Hours event and a First Saturday children’s art program.
Daily admission to the Appleton Museum 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 age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families.
“Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen” comes directly from Kent State University Museum and is presented in part by Macy’s. Featured are Hepburn’s costumes and performance clothes from her six-decade career on stage, in films and on television. Also on exhibit are many of her famous tailored trousers and jackets. A lecture on the design and construction of Hepburn’s costumes will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. by Florida State University Associate Professor of Costume Technology Martha Cooper. “Date With Kate” luncheon events will be offered on Saturdays, Dec. 10, 17 and Jan. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and each includes a docent tour of the exhibition, an elegant lunch in the Café and screening of a classic Hepburn film. Advance reservations and payment of $25 per person are required for the luncheons; tickets may be purchased at the Appleton Gift Shop or by calling 352-291-4453. Hepburn films will also be shown at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium on Sundays and include “State of the Union” on Dec. 11 and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” on Dec. 18.
In addition, the Appleton will present “A Dickens’ Christmas: The Urban Family Holiday Collection” through Dec. 31. This special exhibition that will dazzle museum visitors with a variety of miniature Dickens-era village scenes, toy trains, Christmas trees, holiday decorations and ornaments that the Urbans have collected over the years.
The final exhibition of the year, opening on Friday, Dec. 2, will be “Scenes from the South: American Art from the Collection of James Fuller.” Featured will be more than 30 works of art depicting views of southern landscapes and interiors as created by some of America’s most important artists such as William Aiken Walker, Reynolds Beal, Gifford Beal and popular Florida artist Dean Mitchell.
The Appleton’s holiday After Hours will present the Marion Civic Chorale performing traditional songs of the season from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. Guests will enjoy complimentary light hors d’oeuvres from Horse and Hounds Restaurant and art demonstrations by members of the Ocala Art Group. Admission is free for members and $8 for nonmembers. Plus, “Origami for the Holidays” will be the First Saturday art program for children, ages 4-12, on Dec. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. The session is free for members and included in admission for nonmembers.
The Appleton Museum of Art showcases a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The Appleton Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Christmas and New Year’s Day. A 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for all college students and current or retired educators. 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). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org.