A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery, Fort Pierce

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  • Charming, little museum on the history of American renowned landscape artist, A.E. Backus (1907-1990), and the legendary group of 26 African American artists, known as Highwaymen artists. Gift shop wi...  more »
  • A.E. Backus, aka, Beanie Backus, was a Bohemian man in the 1940's. He lived by his own rules which included embracing all people, particularly the black artists from his area, namely the famous Highwa...  more »
  • The Backus Art Museum is a worthwhile visit to see the artist's efforts to activate art within the Ft. Pierce area. Backus had an interesting life and it is well reflected in this museum.  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Fantastic and very classy venue. The art gallery is amazing.
  • Great gallery and wonderful place to visit whether you're just visiting or a local.
  • Nice building renovations have been made. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Love Backus as an artist.

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