Trips 'N' Tours
Gain new insights and fresh perspectives with the Appleton Museum of Art's popular Trips 'N' Tours program. Trips 'N' Tours provides members and non-members exciting opportunities to visit other museum and historic destinations throughout Florida and beyond. For more information contact group coordinators, Dodie Jerz or Bonnie Janssen or call 352-291-4456 ext. 4456.
Wednesday, June 24 (SOLD OUT), & Tuesday, June 30
Brown museum of art & museum of arts & Sciences
Cici and Hyatt Brown have been collecting art since the mid-1990s. With her interest in the quality of art, and his in the history of Florida, they have combined their passions to amass a collection of 2,600 paintings of Florida. Having the largest collection of Florida-themed art in the world, they wanted to share this unique and disappearing view of Florida with the public and thus funded the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. Continuing the theme, both the building and landscape were created in the style of old Florida.
Lunch will be served in the Museum of Arts and Sciences, followed by a walk through this varied and interesting museum, containing a planetarium, an extensive collection of Cuban art, Coca Cola memorabilia, renovated historic railway cars and much more.
Price: $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers
Wednesday, July 15
Raymond James Financial Center
Tom James, the son of Raymond James, and his wife Mary have collected almost 2000 pieces of world-class art, prints and sculptures. They have one of the largest collections of western art as well as pieces by Wyeth, Miro, Calder, Dali and Warhol. Much of their collection fills the halls of the Raymond James Financial Center where we will have a docent-led tour. We will have lunch at Café Ponte in Clearwater which is highly rated and as a food critic noted “each plate was a picture postcard.”
Price: $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers
Thursday,October 7- monday, october 12 (SOLD OUT)
albuquerque international balloon fiesta
& santa fe, new mexico
For the past 42 years, the skies over New Mexico have been painted for nine days in October, as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park in what is reportedly the most photographed event on earth. Attend both a morning and evening ascension and be awestruck at the whimsy and magic of these gigantic balloons. Visit Santa Fe and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the only museum in the United States dedicated to an internationally-known female artist. Guests will also have the opportunity to see native Indians plying their skills as they create turquoise and silver jewelry, as well as visit many studios in the Taos art colony. Enjoy a stay in several hotels that have been carefully selected to reflect the authentic Southwest.
Thursday, November 12
Kennedy Space Center
Welcome to the greatest space adventure on Earth! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the only place in the world where you can walk under the largest rocket ever made, touch a moon rock, and stand face-to-face with Atlantis—all in in the same day. There is even the opportunity to feel the sensation of breaking through the sound barrier in the Shuttle Launch Experience. The complex features two, five-story 3D IMAX Theatre presentations, filmed by astronauts and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise, which capture the breathtaking images of the Hubble Space Telescope and life aboard the International Space Station.
Everyone remembers the “first man on the moon” and now take the opportunity to stand under the 363-foot rocket that transported the 24 brave astronauts. It promises to be a very exciting day; lunch will be on our own.
Price: $85 for members; $95 for nonmembers
Thursday, December 3-Saturday, December 5
High Museum of Art & Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta, GA
Travel to Atlanta via coach and enjoy a movie about royalty en route in preparation for the exhibition at the High Museum of Art. Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections showcases masterworks and rare objects from the collection of the Habsburg Dynasty – the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire as well as many other superpowers of Europe who commissioned extraordinary artworks now in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The Habsburg dynasty ruled for 600 years from the Middle Ages to its end in the 20th Century at the conclusion of World War I. There will be paintings by such masters as Correggio, Giorgione, Rubens, Tintoretto, Titian and Velázquez. The 90 works of art include Greek and Roman antiquities, court costumes, carriages, decorative-art objects and other acquisitions. This is a thrilling exhibition that provides a glimpse into the life of royalty.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will host the Cirque de la Symphonie Holiday Spectacular that promises to be a fun, unique and exciting performance. Set to an impressive score of classical hits, this show includes jugglers, clowns and acrobats flying high above the Orchestra.
Double Occupancy Price: $595 for members; $695 for nonmembers
For single occupancy price please contact Bonnie & Dodie, 352-291-4456.