Backus Brunch & Raffle
The 23rd Annual "All You Should Eat" tradition returns!
Bean Backus knew the best way to bring people together was art and food, and we continue his sage wisdom with a modern twist on the classic Florida Cracker breakfast -  plus your opportunity to win an original Backus painting! Sunday, March 3, 2019
Highwaymen Celebration Weekend
Friday - Saturday,
February 15-17, 2019
The opening reception for Artists of Color: Place, Race, and Vision of the Florida Highwaymen is scheduled for February 15 to kick off the annual Highwaymen Celebration Weekend.  
Artists of Color opens
On view January 11 - March 3, 2019
This exhibition is one of an annual series honoring the works of The Highwaymen, the renowned African American artists who got their start right here in Fort Pierce.
Florida Humanities Speaker Series returns
Six lectures on Florida history and culture, January - April 2019
The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery and Main Street Fort Pierce partner again to present the 2019 Florida Humanities Speaker Series with six fascinating and engaging programs January - April.
Sunday in Key West
Your favorite getaway right here at home returns
Win Your Dream Vacation Anywhere in the World at the A.E. Backus Museum Annual Event “Sunday in Key West,” A Lavish Luncheon & Exciting Live Auction - Sunday, January 27, 2019
Annual Holiday Sale Weekend
Members' Preview - Nov 30
Sale Weekend - Dec 1 & 2
Free admission and refreshments December 1 & 2 for the Holiday Sale! The Museum Store will offer 20% discounts on most items, and the weekend features the exclusive Casa del Rio Collection Trunk Show.
Masters of Glass opens
On view November 23 -
December 30, 2018
The exquisite beauty of studio glass by Dale Chihuly and Marlene Rose will be on display in the A.E. Backus Museum's exhibition.
"Another Man's Treasure" Sale
Members' Preview - Nov 2
Sale Weekend - Nov 3 & 4
Back by popular demand! The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery will
hold its annual “Another Man's Treasure” Sale November 2, 3 and 4!
Best of the Best winners
On view October 14 -
November 16, 2018
The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery’s annual juried art exhibition,
The Best of the Best, opened the Museum's 58th Season for 2018-19 on Saturday, October 13, providing a look at the best works of art by artists from around the Treasure Coast and beyond.
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
12:00pm - 4:00pm
500 North Indian River Drive
Historic Downtown
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
Call to Artists
Seeking entries for the
annual juried exhibition
The Best of the Best
Call to Artists – Annual Juried Art Exhibition is Accepting Entries for The Best of the Best at the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery.
First Response opens
On view September 14 - 30, 2018
The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery is presenting a special pre-season exhibition in September, prior to the official opening of the 58th Season. First Response: Photographs by Rusty Wiles will be on view September 14-30.
Best Museum 2018!
The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery was voted "Best Museum 2018" in Indian River Magazine's annual "Best of the Treasure Coast," where it was described as "a fabulous place to visit."