A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum

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A. E. Backus Museum & Gallery
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A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum is located in Florida
A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum
Location within Florida
Location500 North Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, Florida
Coordinates27°27′09″N 80°19′27″W / 27.45245°N 80.32407°W / 27.45245; -80.32407
DirectorKathleen P. Fredrick

The A. E. Backus Museum & Gallery is located at 500 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida. This museum houses artwork by A. E. Backus and other Florida artists.[1] The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by A. E. Backus,[1] a preeminent Florida landscape painter.

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.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Treasure Coast Almanac, Inc. "Area Museum & Attractions", InsideTrack ALMANAC, volume 12, issue 4, October - December 2007, p. 85.
  2. ^ "A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery".

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