Trips 'N' Tours
The Appleton Museum’s popular Trips ’N’ Tours program provides members and nonmembers exciting trips to other museums and historic destinations throughout Florida and beyond. For more information contact Trips 'N' Tours Coordinators Dodie Jerz or Bonnie Janssen or call 352-291-4456.
December 4 and December 10, 2013 - Christopher Still Studio, Tarpon Springs - sold out
- taking names for a wait list
Florida Artist Hall of Fame inductee Christopher has invited us to visit and tour his new studio. We will also have a private tour of the beautiful St. Nicholas Cathedral and have a great Greek lunch.
Price: $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers.
January 29 and February 6 - Orlando Museum of Art and Cornell Museum
The Orlando Museum of Art is celebrating its 90th anniversary and will host a major show, The Golden Age of Painting in Europe. There will be works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and others from the period 1600-1800.This travelling exhibition from the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky. has received rave reviews. The Cornell Museum at Rollins College will showcase their finest works from the same period. We will have a lovely luncheon in Winter Park.
Price: $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers.
February 27 and March 12 - Tampa Bay Downs
We have had many requests to repeat this fun day, and if you have not been with us for the Appleton Day Races, this is the opportunity for a relaxing, and delicious experience. If you have been with us, you know what is in store. We have a private air conditioned lounge/dining room at the finish line, with our own restrooms, wagering window and very fine buffet. If you wish to enjoy the great outdoors we have reserved bleacher seats right outside our area. You will have an opportunity to visit the paddock prior to each race, to watch the horses as they go through the weigh-in and to be part of the excitement.
Price: approximately $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers.
March 19 - Dali Museum of Art, St. Petersburg, FL
More than 100 works from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, being exhibited at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, are on loan for “Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality.” His work is controversial, as we think of soup cans; however he is considered one of the most famous artists of the 20th Century.
He and Salvador Dali were good friends as they were both experimenting with new art concepts, and each created an outrageous persona. Our docent-led tour will give us a much needed explanation of his work.
We will have lunch at the Hilton Hotel, then return to the Dali for a most unusual docent-led tour of the startling Architecture. We will have time to visit the permanent Dali collection and the fine gift shop.
Price: $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers.
April 9-13 - Crystal Bridges and Little Rock, Ark.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has exploded onto the art scene, and the art as well as the architecture will amaze. We urge you to go online to view this unique building filled with art that tells the story of the United States from Colonial days to the present. We will visit the Clinton Library and the home and gardens of P. Allen Smith, known via PBS as the “Martha Stewart of the South” in Little Rock. We are staying at a unique Museum Hotel, 21C for two nights in Bentonville, the first two nights in Little Rock. Our trip has many features: a visit and lunch in an1890 winery, and a visit to a chapel high in the woods. This trip includes four breakfasts, four lunches, and two dinners.
Price: $1649 per person, and, $400 per single.
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