The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, a 5,000 sq. ft. public visual arts facility, was established in 1960 by A.E. Backus and a group of local art enthusiasts. Open five days a week from October through mid-June (summer hours by appointment) the museum features the Nation's largest display of original paintings by Albert Ernest Backus (American 1906 – 1990). The museum also handles consignment sales of Backus paintings as well as other Treasure Coast artists of merit. Four additional exhibition wings feature changing exhibits of artwork by contemporary artists. Please check our schedule for a complete listing.
Located in historic downtown Fort Pierce, the museum is a worthwhile stop on any visitor’s itinerary.
PLEASE CALL 772-465-0630 OR EMAIL INFO@BACKUSMUSEUM.COM TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW THE BACKUS COLLECTION AND CONSIGNMENT LISTINGS.
500 N. Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, FL
Wednesday – Saturday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday Noon – 4 p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
FREE: Current Members, Students with ID, Active Duty Military Personnel and Children under 10.
FREE: The First Sunday of every month.
The museum is perfect for weddings or other special events.