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

Tampa Bay Downs

Thursday, February 19

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

Harn Museum of Art

Wednesday, March 11 & Thursday, March 19

Putnam lodge & Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville

The day will begin with a trip to Shamrock, FL to tour the 1920’s historic Putnam Lodge, which housed
executives and buyers of the exotic wood that came from this area. The Longleaf Yellow Pine and Tidewater Red Cypress, known as Pecky Cypress, are seen throughout this unique structure. While there, enjoy a luncheon from the award-winning chef. Then, on to the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville to view the exhibition Monet and American Impressionism, highlighting 25 artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French Impressionism. See works by Mary Cassatt, William Meritt Chase, Childe Hassam and other American artists of that time, as well as four paintings by Claude Monet. This exhibition will generate a dialogue about the differing techniques, composition and subject matter between American and French Impressionism.

Price: $68 for members, $78 for nonmembers

Tampa Museum of Art Museum of Art

Thursday, April 16

tampa Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Art

St. Petersburg

Norman Rockwell is known and loved for his ability to capture American life. The Tampa Museum of Art’s exhibition American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell features the original oil paintings of hundreds of covers he created for The Saturday Evening Post. After lunch, visit the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg to see Monet to Matisse: On the French Coast, featuring two of the most-beloved artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. This special exhibition was organized in honor of the MFA’s
50th anniversary.

Price: $70 for members, $80 for nonmembers

Museum of Arts & Sciences

Thursday,May 28

Brown museum of art & museum of arts & Sciences


Cici and Hyatt Brown have been collecting art since the mid-1990’s. 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 to represent old Florida.

Afterwards, 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 and Coca Cola memorabilia, renovated historic railway cars and much more.

Price: $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers

Albequerque Balloon Fiesta

Thursday,October 7- monday, october 12

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.

Price: TBA