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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MUSEUM PARKINGDue to circumstances beyond our control, the City of Fort Pierce has decided to use the Museum’s parking lot to stage a two year long marina reconstruction project. Please park in the lot directly across the street. Please be careful when crossing the street. Florida state law requires vehicles to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, but Please Don’t Count On It. 

Designated handicapped parking and overflow parking is available in the park behind the Museum. You may access the Museum’s overflow and handicapped parking from the driveway entrance , located just north of the Museum, to the City’s Riverwalk Center.  Parking is permitted in the roped off grassy areas of the park. NO RV PARKING IS PERMITTED IN THE PARK.


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Pop Rocks: Heroes,
 Icons and the Mundane
March 12, – May 2, 2014

Pop Art emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain in the late 1950s in the US. Pop Art’s explosion of color and design presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, comic books, film and mundane cultural objects. Pop Art and minimalism are considered to be art movements that precede Post- modern art.





















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Donations to the museum can be made online by clicking here

You may also sending a check to: A.E. Backus Museum, 500 N. Indian Rd., Fort Pierce, FL 34950 
500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 (P) 772-465-0630 (E) Info@backusmuseum.com


Through the Eye of the Camera 
A Juried Photography Competition

May 8 – July 11, 2014

Open to both amateur and professional photographers, this exhibit is sure to bring fierce competition. Click on the link below for an application and complete rule. 




 "Mighty Mouse" by Ronnie Cutrone
​Sponsored by Artlink International
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"Listen and Learn VII” by  Shalene Valenzuela