Summer Hours 2019
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.
Don't Miss Free Admission Days
Sunday, July 7 & Sunday, August 4
Backus Bingo -
The Big Game is Back!
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!
Get Wild about your Bingo on Friday, June 7, 2019
Through the Eye of the Camera opens
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.
On view May 10 - June 21, 2019
Call to Artists
Call to Artists – Annual Juried Photography Exhibition is Accepting Entries for Through the Eye of the Camera at the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery.
Seeking entries for the
annual juried exhibition
Through the Eye of the Camera
Backus & Butcher opens
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. 
On view March 9 - April 28, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
12:00pm - 4:00pm
500 North Indian River Drive
Historic Downtown
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
Backus Brunch & Raffle
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
The 23rd Annual "All You Should Eat" tradition returns!
Highwaymen Celebration Weekend
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.  
Friday - Saturday,
February 15-17, 2019
Artists of Color opens
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.
On view January 11 - March 3, 2019
Florida Humanities Speaker Series returns
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.
Six lectures on Florida history and culture, January - April 2019
Sunday in Key West
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
Your favorite getaway right here at home returns
Annual Holiday Sale Weekend
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.
Members' Preview - Nov 30
Sale Weekend - Dec 1 & 2
Masters of Glass opens
The exquisite beauty of studio glass by Dale Chihuly and Marlene Rose will be on display in the A.E. Backus Museum's exhibition.
On view November 23 -
December 30, 2018
"Another Man's Treasure" Sale
Back by popular demand! The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery will
hold its annual “Another Man's Treasure” Sale November 2, 3 and 4!
Members' Preview - Nov 2
Sale Weekend - Nov 3 & 4
Best of the Best winners
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.
On view October 14 -
November 16, 2018
Call to Artists
Call to Artists – Annual Juried Art Exhibition is Accepting Entries for The Best of the Best at the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery.
Seeking entries for the
annual juried exhibition
The Best of the Best
First Response opens
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.
On view September 14 - 30, 2018
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."