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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
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.

March 16 – April 20, 2018
Through the Eye of the Camera Juried Photography Competition
Opening Reception – Friday, March 23, 6 pm – 8 pm






May 4 – June 22, 2018
Just Four Fun - Four Florida artists: Michael Enns, Skip Hartzell, 
Alison LaMons, Stephanie Jaffe.  Big Dogs! Wild Neon! 
Whimsical Notions! Bric-a-Brac Dreams!. 
Opening Reception – Friday, May 11, 6 pm – 8 pm
Free for Museum Members, $20 for non-members​

Friday June 8, Backus Bingo
11:30 - 2:30 pm  at the Pelican Yacht Club   $35 Per Person includes 5 games and a Grand Prize Game for $200  Advance pre-paid reservations required and reserved tables for 8 are available. 



Just Four Fun  May 4 - June 22, 2018
A SMARTER BANK. 
A CONNECTED BANK. 
AND, JUST AS IMPORTANTLY
 YOUR LOCAL BANK.
  On View this Summer     
Alison LaMons - Tangerine Motel 
Thank You!
The A. E. Backus Museum Was Named
 "Best Museum 2018"
Works from the Permanent Collection
Sponsored by Jiffy Frame and Photo
Through the Eye of the Camera  
March 16 - April 27, 2018
Blazing the Trail: The Original Highwaymen
January 11 - March 8, 2018
On the Edge of Madness: Dali & the Surrealists
November 24, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Alfred Hair - Peach Cloud Morning
Best of the Best Annual Juried Exhibition
October 14 - November 17, 2017
A.E. Backus (1906-1990). Everglades Island, c.1970.
Salvador Dali - Dionysos
BEST OF SHOW / Ellen E. Fischer - Dunes