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Actors singing traditional songs of the season, admission to the “Art of the Chopper” and “Red” exhibitions, and tasty holiday treats are all included in the Holiday Duet program offered by the Ocala Civic Theatre and Appleton Museum of Art of Central Florida Community College Dec. 17-20.
Holiday Duet features the Ocala Civic Theatre’s leading actors in a 90-minute musical program of holiday melodies on the Appleton’s stage. Show times are 7 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 18, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 20.
In addition to the music and the admission to the temporary exhibitions, guests will enjoy the museum’s permanent art galleries and complimentary holiday treats and coffee. Doors open at 5 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 18, 10 a.m. on Dec. 19 and noon on Dec. 20.
The Appleton’s “Art of the Chopper” exhibition is a collection of 30 one-of-a-kind motorcycles designed and built as contemporary art, and “Red” is a thematic display of art and artifacts from the museum’s collection that highlights the meaning of the color red from cultures around the world.
General 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, CFCC students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families.
A special fee is required for admission to the “Art of the Chopper” exhibition. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays and closed on Mondays.
In addition to daily admission, the Appleton Museum offers a 12-month membership 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 Central Florida Community College, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, just east of downtown on State Road 40 (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.