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A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery

Since its founding in 1960, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery has been a center and catalyst for creativity and culture in our region. The Museum houses the nation’s largest public presentation of artwork by Florida’s preeminent painter, A.E. “Bean” Backus (1906-1990), and is home to the state’s only permanent multimedia exhibition on the Florida Highwaymen. Additionally, the Museum organizes and hosts changing exhibitions from artists of regional, national, and international acclaim.

500 North Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34950-3080





Art History

Scheduled Events

Art of the Fantastic: Imaginative Illustration from the Korshak Collection

March 08, 2024 - April 28, 2024

The Korshak Collection features works by pioneering artists from over a century of published science fiction, horror, and fantasy. These original adventure and fantasy illustrations appeared on the covers and pages of timeless novels, and in classic pulp magazines from the 1930s through 1960s such as Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Fantastic Adventures, and Wonder Stories. The exhibition features works by such masters as Aubrey Beardsley, Arthur Rackham, Gustave Doré, Howard Pyle, Virgil Finlay, Kelly Freas, J. Allen St. John, Frank Frazetta, and Michael Whelan. With outstanding images of Martian princesses, Arthurian legends, ethereal fairies, alien invaders, imaginative pasts and fanciful, uncertain futures, "Art of the Fantastic" is far and away a superb survey of the extraordinary.
Region(s): Southeast
Category(s): Art Exhibit


J. Marshall Adams



386-295-0676 or 386-478-1934