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.

 

Calendar Notes


Wednesday, October 15, 2014- Frank Lloyd Wright at Florida Southern College

Join Trips ‘N’ Tours on an adventure to Lakeland, FL to tour the 12 “Child of the Sun” buildings designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright on the campus of Florida Southern College. This is the world’s largest on-site collection of Wright’s work. Experience the beautiful Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, one of the most famous and well-loved buildings.

We will participate in the “In Depth Tour” of the college buildings, view the Water Dome fountain and have a catered lunch in one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings. Learn about, and experience first-hand, the continuous restoration in progress on many of the buildings and the challenge to follow Wright’s original “organic” architecture while maintaining his vision, and adhering to today’s building codes.

For those who see the art in architecture, this will be a day for enjoying beauty and creativity, while watching the buildings fulfill their purpose for the students of Florida Southern College.

Price: $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers


Thursday, november 6-saturday, november 8- ft. myers & naples, Fl

SOLD OUT

Join us on an exciting journey to the beautiful west coast of Florida! Visit and tour the historic Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Ft. Myers and enjoy an elegant group dinner on our first night out in Naples. The trip will also include a Rachmaninoff Concert at the Naples Philharmonic, a docent-led tour of the Baker Museum (formerly The Naples Museum of Art) and a luncheon cruise on the picturesque Naples Bay. There will be ample time for shopping and strolling through the unique Waterside Shops in Naples.

Price: $525 per member/double, $625/single member


Wednesday, November 19, Orlando Museum of Art

“’Tis the Season” a Christmas Extravaganza full of glitter, sparkle and shine promises to put you in the holiday spirit! There will be awe-inspiring Christmas trees, a holiday boutique, Toyland for tots and entertainment; lunch is included.

Price: $60 for members, $70 for nonmembers


Thursday, December 4, Tampa Museum of Art & Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa

The Tampa Museum of Art presents Renoir to Chegall, Paris and the Allure of Color, and exhibition of important and incredibly vibrant 19th and 20th century works of art by some of the world’s greatest impressionist and post-impressionist artists including Cezanne, Chagall, Degas, Renoir and more. Also visit the Henry B. Plant Museum and the beautifully restored rooms of the Tampa Bay Hotel. Built by the great railroad magnet Henry Plant, it was the most magnificent hotel of its day; filled with treasures from aroundthe world. We will be treated to a unique Victorian Christmas Stroll; lunch is included.

Price: $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers


Thursday, January 15, Dali Museum, St. Petersburg

Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso is a landmark exhibition that promises to be an international blockbuster, featuring rarely loaned works from more than twenty-five international art museums and private collections worldwide. Learn how the lives and work of these two key figures in twentieth century art intersected; their enormous egos and strong competitive spirits precluded any close friendship. Lunch is included.

Price: $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers


February, Tampa Bay Downs, Tampa

In pursuit of Mr. Appleton’s other passion, the art of the thoroughbred, venture to the track on two different days. Enjoy Tampa Bay Downs’ private party suite, situated on the finish line and enjoy a delectable buffet. The suite features its own wagering window with professional advice on how to place a bet.

Price: $70 for members, $80 for nonmembers


Wednesday, March 11, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville

Monet and American Inpressionism will highlight twenty-five artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French Impressionism. See work by Mary Cassatt, William Meritt Chase, Childe Hassam and other American artists of that time; work by Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley will represent the French artists. This exhibition will generate a dialogue about the differing techniques, composition and subject matter between American and French Impressionism. Lunch is included.

Price: $68 for members, $78 for nonmembers