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


 2017 - 2018 Season Schedule 

Previous Season's Schedules
2017 - 2018 Schedule Details
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 5 pm – 8 pm
57th Season Grand Opening Celebration for Museum Members, 
Juried Competition Participants and Sponsor’s Guests 
Sponsored by 


On Exhibit October 15 – November 17, 2017
Best of the Best Juried Art Exhibition
A celebration of the some of the finest artwork from across Florida. Inclusion in this competitive show is a coveted honor.
Accepting Entries: Sept. 16 – Oct. 7, Wed. – Sat., 10 AM – 3 PM. Download a prospectus online, Click Here 

November 24, 2017 – January 5, 2018
On the Edge of Madness: Works by Salvador Dalí and the Surrealists
Sponsored by Artlink International Gallery
Opening Reception and Holiday Sale, Friday, December 1, 6 pm – 8 pm
Sale Continues December 2nd and 3rd - All Museum Store Merchandise (excluding books) 20% off. Free admission all weekend

January 11 – March 8, 2018
Blazing the Trail: Vintage Paintings by the Original Nine Highwaymen
World-class paintings from private collections, exhibit curated by Roger Lightle

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 11:30 am – 3 pm
Fifth Annual “Sunday in Key West” Brunch and Auction at the Pelican Yacht Club. Enjoy a little getaway right here at home. Come and bid to win a deluxe, European River Cruise for two aboard Viking River Cruises. It is always a fun and frivolous event that pleases the palate and the love of a good time.




Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 18, 2018
Opening Reception Friday, February 16
Highwaymen Celebration Weekend 
Friday, February 16, 6 pm – 8 pm, “The Early Days” a lecture by Doretha Hair Truesdell, widow of Alfred Hair who was the very first Highwayman.
Meet and greet the living Highwaymen at a reception following the talk. 
Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, & Sunday, 12 noon – 4 pm; Special sale of stellar vintage Highwaymen by Florida’s most reputable Highwaymen dealers. 

Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm join in the City’s celebration of all things Highwaymen along the banks of Moore’s Creek. Meet the Highwaymen, shop for a new Highwaymen painting, enjoy jazz, food and crafts.

Sunday, March 4, 20189:30 am – 12 noon
22nd Annual Backus “All You Should Eat” Brunch and Painting Raffle
Brunch tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Children under 12 - $10
Raffle tickets $20 each or 3 for $50. Buy your tickets online for the brunch and raffle by CLICKING HERE




March 16 – April 20, 2018
Through the Eye of the Camera Juried Photography Competition
Opening Reception – Friday, March 23, 6 pm – 8 pm
Accepting entries February 21 – March 10 during regular hours






May 4 – June 22, 2018
Just Four Fun - Four Florida artists presenting an exhibit full of surprises. 
Opening Reception – Friday, May 11, 6 pm – 8 pm

BLAZING THE TRAIL: 
Vintage Paintings By The Original Highwaymen
A SMARTER BANK. 
A CONNECTED BANK. 
AND, JUST AS IMPORTANTLY, YOUR LOCAL BANK.
       Ongoing Exhibit       
BLAZING THE TRAIL:
Vintage Paintings By The Original Highwaymen
Guest Curated By Roger Lightle
Opening January 11 
through March 8, 2018    
Opening Reception  February 16  
Alfred Hair               "Breaking Wave"
 Harold Newton                  "River Road"
 Harold Newton                  "Poinciana"
 R. A. McLendon              "Boy With His Tire"
6:00 pm Lecture, 'The Early Days"
by Doretha Hair Truesdell, widow of 
Original Highwayman Alfred Hair.

Reception follows at 7:00. 
Meet and Greet the Living Highwaymen. 
Free for Museum members; $20 for non-members.

Highwaymen Celebration Weekend
Saturday - Sunday. February 17-18, 2018
Congratulations!
The A. E. Backus Museum 
Was Named

 "Best Museum 2018"

By Indian River Magazine
Opening Reception
Friday, February 16, 2018 
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Click Here for Prospectus