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 Bonnie Janssen, or call 352-291-4456.
Upcoming Adventures in 2017
April 12, 2017
Orlando Museum of Art and World of Chocolate Museum and Café
As promised, the World of Chocolate Museum and Café are back on our agenda! But first, have an artistic adventure in the Orlando Museum of Art. The Wyeths and American Artists in Maine exhibition features work by George Bellows, Robert Henri, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Fitz Henry Lane, Rockwell Kent and John Marin. Our visit will include docent-led tours to learn how Maine played an important role in American Art and Culture since the 19th century. At noon, venture to the decadent World of Chocolate Museum and Café. Deliciously different, enjoy lunch, a guided tour of the Museum, and discover the rich history of chocolate. Of course, dessert will be included!
$80 for Appleton members; $90 for nonmembers
May 3 & 11, 2017
Insiders VIP Tour of Ocala Horse Country
Karen Grimes, owner of the award-winning Farm Tours of Ocala, has created a private tour for our Trips ’N’ Tours group. Celebrate Kentucky Derby week by visiting three individual farms. First, visit a world-class Arabian farm. Stop two is at one of the leading Thoroughbred farms in the southeast to meet million-dollar stallions, baby superstars with their mothers and retired champions. Finally, visit Peninsula Farm where The Gala of the Royal Horse has made their home in Ocala. After lunch, move into the arena for a demonstration with the Lipizzaner and Baroque horses by Master Horseman Rene Gasser. After, go behind the scenes for a meet-and-greet with the horses and riders. Don’t miss this special opportunity!
$85 for Appleton members; $95 for nonmembers
May 24, 2017
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
Gainesville is home to the beautiful Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, full of color at the end of May. Take guided tours of the gardens which include the state’s largest display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the southeast. Following the gardens and lunch in Gainesville, venture to the Harn Museum of Art. Meant to be Shared: Selections from the Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints is the featured exhibition with prints by Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Edouard Manet, Eugene Delacroix and many others. Enjoy a docent-led tour of the exhibition as well ashighlights of the permanent collection.
October 18 & 26, 2017 - SAVE THE DATE
Lightner Museum, St. Augustine
If you were half as smitten as we were with Downton Abbey, then we know you won’t want to miss Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times. This exquisite exhibition of 36 costumes and accessories are paired to perfection in engaging vignettes amongst Otto Lightner’s collection of turn-of-the-century fine art and furniture.
Details TBA; call now to reserve your space at 352-291-4456.