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.


Calendar Notes

Thursday, April 24 - 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.

Wednesday, May 21 - Governor's Mansion and Legislature, Tallahassee, Fl

We will begin our day at the home of Florida's first family which is a Georgian-style mansion. State rooms feature gifts from foreign countries and distinctive antique furnishings. The large silver punch bowl, featured in the Christopher Still painting,La Florida, proudly sits on the dining room table. Following a simple box lunch in the cafeteria, we will tour the Old Capital Museum. The Capitol was established in 1845, and the building has been restored to its 1902 appearance with red candy striped awnings and a glorious dome. The House Chambers will be our last stop, and this is where we will have a tour of the 8 large Still murals depicting the history of Florida. It is great fun to sit in the Legistlative Chambers. We may be able to visit the 22nd floor enclosed observation deck. It offers a spectacular view of the city and features an ever-rotating exhbit of the work of Florida artists. This will be a long day but veru educational and enjoyable.

Price: $70 for members, $80 for nonmembers.

Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 26 - My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, St. Petersburg and Tampa, Fl

This is a single show divided between the Tampa Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. The combined exhbition space totals more than 10,000 square feet, which makes this the largest temporary art ahow to be mounted in the entire area. Twenty-seven artists will be represented with multiple works from each artist. All are part of a generation born in or after 1976 under the one-child policy and have come of age in an era that is more tolerant of expierimental Chinese artists. They did not experience the Cultural Revolution nor the great deprivation or harassment that their parents suffered. These young artists are more experimental and diverse whereas the previous generation lived in a very isolated world that used themes explicitly Chinese. We will start our day in St. Petersburg and then travel to Tampa Museum where we will have a catered lunch and then tour their part of the exhibition.

Price: $70 for members, $80 for nonmembers.