NEWS

Best of the Best 
awards and accepted works announced
On view October 4 -
November 15, 2019
The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery’s annual juried art exhibition, 
The Best of the Best, opens the Museum's 59th Season for 2019-20 with more than 100 works in a wide variety of media and styles accepted as "the Best."
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Eat, Drink, and Be Scary at 
The Backus Boo Ball!
Get Your Ghoul On
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Bean Backus is remembered by many as having a fondness for Halloween, and allowing the “Backus Brats” to transform his dwelling for epic neighborhood parties. The NEW Backus Boo Ball is a classy return to a fun Halloween-themed party at the Museum for grown-ups. Come dressed in your frightful best to benefit the Museum!
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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.

Don't miss the free Entry Workshop for artists planning to enter - click below for details.
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HOURS & ADDRESS 
Wednesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 4:00pm
500 North Indian River Drive
Historic Downtown
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
772-465-0630
          
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Summer Hours 2019
Don't Miss Free Admission Days
Sunday, July 7 & Sunday, August 4
The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery's summer schedule of public hours is Saturdays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Sundays 12 Noon – 4:00 PM through August 11.

We will close for preseason maintenance August 12 - September 10, and return to our regular schedule for preseason public hours Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and Sundays 12 Noon - 4:00 PM on September 11-28.
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Backus Bingo -
The Big Game is Back!
Get Wild about your Bingo on Friday, June 7, 2019
Participants enjoy an untamed series of games with wonderful prizes, a luncheon feast fit for man and beast, cash bar, exceptional door prizes, and lots of fun and merriment for all. Held at the Pelican Yacht Club -- Reserve your summer safari today!
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Through the Eye of the Camera opens
On view May 10 - June 21, 2019
The Annual Juried Photography Exhibition returns better than ever. Click below to learn more about the exhibitions, judges, and for a complete list of accepted artists and award winners.
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Call to Artists
Seeking entries for the
annual juried exhibition
Through the Eye of the Camera
Call to Artists – Annual Juried Photography Exhibition is Accepting Entries for Through the Eye of the Camera at the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery.
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Backus & Butcher opens
On view March 9 - April 28, 2019
While these artists traveled two distinct creative paths, A.E. Backus and Clyde Butcher share one abiding passion: an admiring love for the rich variety of landscapes of the state they call home. 
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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
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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.  
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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"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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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