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Trip Planner: USA / Florida / Fort Pierce / A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum
The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, an 8,000 sq. ft. public visual arts facility, was established in 1960 by A.E. Backus and a group of local art enthusiasts. Open five days a week from October through mid-June (summer hours by appointment) the Museum features the nation's largest display of original paintings by Albert Ernest Backus (American 1906–1990). The Museum is also home to Florida's only permanent multimedia exhibition on the Florida Highwaymen. In addition to preserving and perpetuating the artistic and humanitarian legacy of Backus, the Museum organizes and hosts changing exhibitions from artists of national and international acclaim. Located in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, the Museum is a worthwhile stop on any visitor’s itinerary. Ample free parking provides convenient access to other area attractions, casual waterside dining and boutique shopping.Make A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum a centerpiece of your Fort Pierce vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fort Pierce trip planner.
Visit www.BackusMuseum.org for exhibition schedule, programs and events, and additional information.
PLEASE CALL 772-465-0630 OR EMAIL INFO@BACKUSMUSEUM.ORG TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW THE MUSEUM, SHOP FOR UNIQUE AND CREATIVE ITEMS, AND BROWSE ART CONSIGNMENT LISTINGS.
FREE: Current Members, Students with ID, Active Duty Military Personnel and Children under 18.
Discount on admission $2.00 for AARP, AAA, Veterans with ID and those over 65.
FREE: The First Sunday of every month.
A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum reviews
Very interesting history about a local artist from the 50's and 60's. Tells the story of the Highway Men artists during that time.
Very interesting history about a local artist from the 50's and 60's. Tells the story of the Highway Men artists during that time. more »
This is a lovely museum in a very nice setting near the Indian River. The history of AE Backus and The Florida Highwaymen is a great story and the art is even better. If you have time, head up to...
This is a lovely museum in a very nice setting near the Indian River. The history of AE Backus and The Florida Highwaymen is a great story and the art is even better. If you have time, head up to... more »
Beautiful museum filled with stunning paintings of Old Florida landscapes. (Ask one of the volunteers about some of the history of A.E. Backus if you get a chance!) You can buy a print or souvenir from the shop inside!
Small, intimate art museum of "Bean" Backus and the Highway Men. Beautiful landscape paintings of Florida.
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