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.
Thursday, May 28 (SOLD OUT), Wednesday, June 24 (SOLD OUT), & Tuesday, June 30
Brown museum of art & museum of arts & Sciences
Cici and Hyatt Brown have been collecting art since the mid-1990s. 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 in the style of old Florida.
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, Coca Cola memorabilia, renovated historic railway cars and much more.
Price: $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers
Wednesday, July 15
Raymond James Financial Center
Tom James, the son of Raymond James, and his wife Mary have collected almost 2000 pieces of world-class art, prints and sculptures. They have one of the largest collections of western art as well as pieces by Wyeth, Miro, Calder, Dali and Warhol. Much of their collection fills the halls of the Raymond James Financial Center where we will have a docent-led tour. We will have lunch at Café Ponte in Clearwater which is highly rated and as a food critic noted “each plate was a picture postcard.”
Price: $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers
Thursday,October 7- monday, october 12 (SOLD OUT)
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.