The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will host “Feast Under the Stars,” on Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m.
In combination with the special exhibition “Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens,” guests are invited to travel back in time to the world of the Impressionists at this one-of-a-kind fine dining experience at the Appleton. They may indulge their senses in the elegance of the scents, flavors and music of the 1890s in this authentically crafted multi-course formal fundraiser dinner, complete with wine pairings and décor of the era. Black tie or era-inspired dress is encouraged.
Funds from ticket sales and those collected during the event will support the museum’s exhibitions and programs.
Tickets are $150 for individual or $2,500 for a table of eight. A full table includes eight tickets to visit the exhibition and a bottle of wine hand-selected by Dave Lewis, Republic National Distributing Company. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are available at: AppletonMuseum.org.
About the Exhibition
“Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens” will be on view at the Appleton Museum of Art Nov. 2, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020. This extraordinary exhibition, drawn mostly from the collection of the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania, explores the path to Impressionism through the 19th century in France. More than 65 paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the “new style” of painting that developed at the end of the 19th century — one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life, including both urban and rural settings when artists preferred to paint outdoors and capture changing effects of light during different times of day and seasons of the year.
The exhibition, events and programming are sponsored in part by Marion Cultural Alliance, Fine Arts for Ocala, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Art Bridges and CAMPUS USA Credit Union. For additional exhibition-related programming and events, visit AppletonMuseum.org.
Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.