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A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum

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Traditional Old Florida art in a beautiful setting.

I visited during the annual Best of the Best juried show so was treated to a wonderful display of... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
wheat2018
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Cocoa, Florida
Small yet Fascinating Works by Local Artists

Visited during the annual Highwaymen Art Exhibit. Great lecture given, and a wonderful display of... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
mariaaba
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Kenwood, California
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500 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950-3080
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

I visited during the annual Best of the Best juried show so was treated to a wonderful display of excellent art by local artists. The museum is a lovely facility in a wonderful setting by the water. Beautiful artwork, nice gift items, pleasant staff. Very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Visited during the annual Highwaymen Art Exhibit. Great lecture given, and a wonderful display of Backus’ work along with his mentee artists. A reception followed where we could interact with artists. Real treat!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mariaaba
Reviewed 12 August 2018

My wife and I are drawn to natural artwork of Florida and the late A.E. Backus is one of the greats with his beautiful and inspiring oil paintings of this very subject. He also inspired the Florida Highwayman artwork of Florida scenery during the mid-1950s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Very nice art gallery located very conveniently. Outstanding displays of painting and other artwork. A very good place to visit. Ample free parking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert S
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BCR37
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Carla J
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank judieb42
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank feltsoul
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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Lonnie P
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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Larisa196
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