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 beyon. For more information contact group coordinators, Dodie Jerz or Bonnie Janssen or call 352-291-4456 ext. 4456.


Calendar Notes

Thursday September 25th, 2014- Mussallem Galleries, Jacksonville, FL

“Enter a world like nowhere else on earth.” Neither words nor photographs can begin to capture the experience that you will find in the Mussallem Galleries. Join Trips ‘N’ Tours on an exploration of one of the best-kept secrets in Florida. Follow our hosts through this expansive 60,000 square foot Gallery Showroom and view an eclectic array of museum-quality works of art, including oil and watercolor paintings, as well as mixed media. In addition, there is an extensive collection of Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Continental and European art objects, and the world famous Oriental Rug Gallery.

Sit down to a catered lunch in their showroom, with ample time afterwards for browsing. Bring along items that you wish to have appraised, and they will be examined after the luncheon. This will be an informal appraisal to suggest value.

Price: $60 for members, $70 for nonmembers

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


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