"High Bear" by Leonard Baskin, 1973 Lithograph
Appleton Museum of Art to Showcase Prints of [in]justice
Dec. 6, 2013
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will display prints from its permanent collection in an exhibit that focuses on troubling themes such as war, racism and genocide.
“[in]justice: art and atrocity in the 20th century,” which opens Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, and ends May 11, features works by 20th century masters such as Leonard Baskin, Leon Golub, Robert Morris and Alison Saar.
Guest curator Tyrus Clutter, College of Central Florida assistant professor of Visual and Performing Arts, chose the works for their ability to explore elements of the darker side of humanity.
“Sometimes life is beautiful, and sometimes beauty is simply not enough. And sometimes art is the most powerful tool to call attention to man’s inhumanity,” said Clutter. “Artists of the 20th century were often heralds of injustice, holding up a mirror to the acts that many wished would quietly fade away.”
Daily admission to the Appleton 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.
In addition, the Appleton Museum of Art features a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, 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.