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A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum

500 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950-3080
+1 772-465-0630
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Florida Artists Exhibited

Beautiful original paintings from A.E.Backus and Florida Highway men. All showing scenes of... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
BCR37
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Brewster, New York
Small, Inconspicuous Gallery with Amazing Florida Art

We found this gallery after seeing some artwork from the Highway Men at the Elliot Museum. This... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Carla J
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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500 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950-3080
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Beautiful original paintings from A.E.Backus and Florida Highway men. All showing scenes of original real Florida landscapes. Also Juried shows of local artists rotating thru out the year. Looking for gifts, they have wonderful beautiful items for sale. Take a stroll outside around the building...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We found this gallery after seeing some artwork from the Highway Men at the Elliot Museum. This Gallery and Museum had a lot of art work from A. E. Backus, a famous Florida Painter, as well as the special display of the Highway Men work....More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Interesting sampling of Florida artisans. Pleasant staff were very informative and helpful. Many craft pieces were very attractive and reasonably priced

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic gallery. The Backus work is wonderful but even more we loved the Highwaymen paintings. These paintings are of what I think of as the best sunsets and stormy skies in Florida. Wish I could afford one! We visited on a day...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Upon entry we were greeted by a very nice hostess. She explained the different sections of the museum and went back to her business. The museum is of course very informative of the life and times A. E. Backus with a short video of his...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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 with unique items. Can be a Perfect family day excursion with added boat ride and lunch...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

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 Highwaymen. He was into jazz and had an open door policy at...More

Thank Lorraine M
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

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.

Thank Ralph T
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Reviewed 13 July 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 artists that are interesting.

Thank lwade302
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Reviewed 17 June 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 and a new display was being installed the...More

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