A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery, Fort Pierce

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  • July 13, 2017
    If you aren't familiar with this south Florida painter, you'll most likely be bored. The entire gallery is dedicated to his art work, which gets pretty monotonous. There are occasional shows by other ...  more »
  • June 17, 2017
    This is a top notch little museum and gift shop. This is an educational video about the life of Backus that isn't too long. Plenty of old school photos of Ft. Pierce. The gallery space is interesting ...  more »
  • April 21, 2017
    This museum was recommended by a family member and I can only wonder why she kept this gem from me for so long! Previously unknown to me, I am now a huge fan. The man was not only a talented painter h...  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    Orginal Highway Men painted on ae bacus's porch right around the corner. A doctor who taught other to paint and never turned away a needy soul...famous paintings and rare installations
  • April 26, 2017
    Original art by Beanie Backus and "The Highwaymen" the men he taught to paint. Whom sold their works, many in homemade wooden frames, up and down US Highway 1, thus receiving the name Hifhwaymen. View what "The Treasure Coast's landscapes and sea acapes looked like to the artists. The musuem is quiet, clean, small enough to visit in an hour or large enough to enjoy art for a lifetime. A MUST DO visit in St Lucie County. Plus located directly on the Indian River next door to the Manatee Center ($2.00 entrance fee) and the the Chamber of Conference, there is plenty to see including the river and the boats.
  • June 18, 2017
    Fantastic and very classy venue. The art gallery is amazing.
  • June 17, 2017
    Great gallery and wonderful place to visit whether you're just visiting or a local.
  • February 2, 2017
    Nice building renovations have been made. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Love Backus as an artist.

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