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Travels in Art

Art Excursions

The Explore Florida! series offers stimulating day trips to exciting museums, exhibitions and private collections. Previous outings have included visits to St. Augustine, Winter Park, Coconut Grove, Miami and Palm Beach. Join Friends of Artis—Naples as we prepare for these trips:

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki and Everglades City

This exciting trip into Florida’s past begins with a tour of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, where we will learn about the only undefeated Native American tribe in the US. We will then enjoy an exciting airboat ride. Then it’s off to Everglades City for a visit to the Museum of the Everglades to view the exhibition Skunkapes, Scalawags and Swamp Spirits, Legends and Lore of the Everglades and be guided on a history tour of Everglades City. We will have lunch at a delightful waterfront restaurant. February 12, 2019.

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Miami Architecture: Pérez Art Museum, Miami and Miami Beach Art Deco

We begin with an in-depth architectural tour of the Pérez. This tour includes a behind the scenes look at this remarkable building and the galleries’ fabulous art. Then, it’s on to a delightful lunch followed by a docent tour of Miami architecture with our favorite guide, Dr. Paul George, who has led tours of historic Calle Ocho and the Miami River. February 28, 2019.

  Miami Registration Form

West Palm Beach: The Reopening of the Norton Museum of Art

The Norton has undergone a major renovation and now features blockbuster exhibitions and tours of the new facility. Lunch included. March 7, 2019.

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Venice Architecture and Photography

Venice, Florida, is a planned residential city designed by the famous city planner John Nolen. We will tour examples of Spanish Revival architecture from the 1920s and ’30s as well as some stunning examples of mid-century modern. After lunch at a delightful local restaurant, we will have a private tour of famed Florida photographer Clude Butcher's dark room and studio. April 10, 2019.

  Venice Registration Form

Museum Travel Alliance

Artis—Naples has recently joined the Museum Travel Alliance. Donors of Friends of Artis—Naples at The Baker Museum and Leadership Circle are eligible to take advantage of this benefit. The Museum Travel Alliance (MTA) provides donors of participating museums with access to unique, high-end cultural travel programs. Travelers will be joining others affiliated with other participating museums from across the country on MTA tours. All tour programs are developed and operated by Academic Arrangements Abroad, the leader in museum travel since 1977.

  Museum Travel Alliance Website

For more information about Friends of Artis—Naples, contact friends@artisnaples.org.

Friends of Artis—Naples

Bill Morgan, President


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