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The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, a 8,000 sq. ft. public visual arts facility, was established in 1960 by A.E. Backus and a group of local art enthusiasts. 

Our Mission is to promote the arts in the community and to perpetuate the artistic and humanitarian legacy of A. E. Backus. 

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). 

Additional exhibition wings feature changing exhibits of artwork by contemporary artists. Please check our schedule for a complete listing. The Museum also hosts a permanent collection of fine original Highwaymen paintings on exhibit.

Located in historic downtown Fort Pierce, the Museum is a worthwhile stop on any visitor’s itinerary.  

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW THE A. E. BACKUS COLLECTION AND CONSIGNMENT LISTINGS. PLEASE CALL 772-465-0630 OR EMAIL INFO@BACKUSMUSEUM.COM
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Admission: $5.00 

FREE: Current Members, Students with ID, Active Duty Military Personnel and Children under 18.

Discount Admission: $2.00 Off For AARP, AAA, Veterans with ID and     those over 65. 

FREE: The First Sunday of every month.

All Members receive 25% off all reproductions.
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Summer Hours:
CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER

Reopen October 15th, 2017

500 N. Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, FL
34950

(P) 772-465-0630
(F) 772-468-6204
(E) Info@backusmuseum.com

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500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 (P) 772-465-0630 (E) Info@backusmuseum.com