IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MUSEUM PARKING: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the City of Fort Pierce has decided to use the Museum’s parking lot to stage a two year long marina reconstruction project. Please park in the lot directly across the street. Please be careful when crossing the street. Florida state law requires vehicles to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, but Please Don’t Count On It.
Designated handicapped parking and overflow parking is available in the park behind the Museum. You may access the Museum’s overflow and handicapped parking from the driveway entrance , located just north of the Museum, to the City’s Riverwalk Center. Parking is permitted in the roped off grassy areas of the park. NO RV PARKING IS PERMITTED IN THE PARK.
Pop Rocks: Heroes,
Icons and the Mundane
March 12, – May 2, 2014
Pop Art emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain in the late 1950s in the US. Pop Art’s explosion of color and design presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, comic books, film and mundane cultural objects. Pop Art and minimalism are considered to be art movements that precede Post- modern art.
Tribute to Backus
Focus on the Indian River Lagoon
January 15 - March 7, 2014
A.E. Backus was a man ahead of his time. Before the word environmentalist was part of the American vocabulary, before Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s The Everglades: River of Grass and before Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, there were A.E. Backus’s oil on canvas narratives of Florida’s fragile wilderness. Backus preserved a visual history of the wild places and waterways of Florida. Most beloved of all of these was the Indian River Lagoon. Born on its banks in 1906, the Lagoon was a steady current running throughout Backus’ life. He painted its overgrown banks from every possible vantage point, exploring the effects of season, light and weather. From diamond-studded sunrises to raging hurricanes, Backus told the tale of the Lagoon and its tributaries with nuance and sensitivity.
This year’s Tribute to Backus will feature paintings of the Indian River Lagoon, its tributaries and western upland watersheds by A.E. Backus and some of his students including, Paul Arsenault, Jackie Brice, Don D. Brown, James Hutchinson, Kevin Hutchinson, Rick Kelly, Camille Ogden and Jackie Schindehette.
You may also sending a check to: A.E. Backus Museum, 500 N. Indian Rd., Fort Pierce, FL 34950
500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 (P) 772-465-0630 (E) Info@backusmuseum.com