Go on an adventure with Trips 'N' Tours

Expand your horizons with the Appleton Museum of Art's popular Trips 'N' Tours travel program. Trips 'N' Tours provides museum members and nonmembers exciting opportunities to visit other museums, cultural venues and historic places of interest throughout Florida and beyond.

For more information on how to travel with Trips 'N' Tours, click here to contact Lila Ivey, or call 352-291-4456.

Upcoming Adventures in 2018


November 7, 2018 or November 12, 2018
The Monumental Sculpture of Jon Hair and Tour of the World-Famous Vinoy Hotel

Music and marketing eventually gave way to figurative sculpture for accomplished artist Jon Hair, whose atelier is our first stop. The artist’s equally larger-than-life personality (he self-describes as “part Michelangelo and part P.T. Barnum”) is certain to thrill visitors. The fabulous Vinoy Hotel has a life-size history of its own, from lavish beginnings, to ruin, to rising again as a respite for the rich and famous. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it served as a training center for the Air Force in WWII. Enjoy a historic tour of the building—its art, Mediterranean Revival architecture and fine china, and then lunch in the dining room.

Price: $90 Appleton members | $100 nonmembers


December 6, 2018 or December 12, 2018
Victorian Christmas Stroll, Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa

What would the holidays be like without a walk down memory lane? See the vintage ornaments, trees and decorations that make this beautiful building come alive. The special exhibit, Imperial Designs: From the Habsburg’s Herend to the Romanov’s Fabergé, showcases examples of rare Fabergé designs featuring a lacquered box, elegant cigarette cases, a chamberstick and a gold mounted brooch. Other treasures include Russian eggs presented by tsars; Imperial Porcelain Factory china from imperial yachts including the royal private yacht Livadia; and more. Enjoy lunch at Tampiz, a French restaurant located downtown, and afterwards, take a cell-phone guided tour of Plant Park.

Price: $85 Appleton members | $95 nonmembers


January 23, 2019
The Tampa Theatre & Tampa Museum of Art

Built in 1926, the Tampa Theatre is one of America’s most elaborate movie palaces and a beloved community landmark. Visitors enjoy world-class entertainment under a realistic night sky with twinkling stars in a romantic Mediterranean courtyard replete with old-world statues, flowers and gargoyles. Have lunch at Mise en Place, then on to the Tampa Museum of Art to see two very special exhibitions, Yayoi Kusama’s LOVE IS CALLING and Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective.

Price: $100 Appleton members | $110 nonmembers


February 21, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete

See two special exhibitions from the Mellon collection, Jewels of the Imagination, featuring glittering designs by Jean Schlumberger. This exhibition highlights the work of this innovative artist, placing his jewelry and objects d’art as inimitable examples of twentieth-century design. Also see 11 paintings from the mid to late 20th century, which represent the Mellon’s personal interests. The exhibition includes Delacroix, Braque, Vernet, Boudin, Bonnard (pictured at right), Dufy, van Dongen, Villon and Morandi.

Price: TBD

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