The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will present “A Dickens Christmas: The Urban Family Holiday Exhibition,” Nov. 9, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020.
This annual holiday display adorns the first floor of the museum with themed trees and other holiday decor from the collection of Ocala cardiologist Dr. Paul Urban, his wife, Joyce, and daughters, Katie, Kristie, Kassie and Karlie. In addition to ornately decorated trees, the first floor will feature miniature villages, nutcracker soldiers, caroler dolls and more. On the second floor, there will be trees decorated by community groups and organizations.
On Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. the annual Family Day event offers free admission to enjoy the permanent collection and special exhibitions, including “A Dickens Christmas” and “Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens,” family friendly films in the auditorium, photos with Santa and holiday crafts in the Artspace. From noon-3 p.m., take a horse-drawn carriage ride and enjoy light snacks in the courtyard. Big Lee’s BBQ food truck will be onsite from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? An Appleton membership is truly the gift that gives all year. Multiple membership levels are available to fit the needs of every individual, couple or family. Visit AppletonMuseum.org for membership details. You can also visit the Appleton Store anytime with no admission fee to find unique gifts for all ages including artist-made and vintage jewelry, art books and activities for adults and children, holiday home decor and so much more.
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.