Vero Beach Museum of Art

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Vero Beach Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Vero Beach Museum of Art provides cultural leadership by presenting world-class exhibitions, collecting exceptional works of art, and offering diverse and innovative programs in art education. The Museum is open year-round, seven days a week. Monday – Sunday 10 am – 4:30 pm. The Museum closes at 4:30 pm.
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1-2 hours
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love2travel33388
Denver, CO170 contributions
Chisto exhibit is a must-see
Jun 2021
Went to see the Christo exhibit - truly a must see. The exhibit is marvelously presented and informative. Really wonderful.
Written June 22, 2021
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Arielfl
Coconut Creek, FL1,531 contributions
Get Your Cultural Fix
Jun 2021
The Vero Beach Museum of Art was created by the non profit Alliance for the Arts, established in 1978 to create a regional center for appreciating art and teaching art and humanities. The group was able to raise 2.5 million dollars to open a museum in Riverside Park on January, 31, 1986, named Center for the Arts. In 1999 an expansion doubled the square footage of the museum to 54,509 feet. In 2002 the name of the museum was changed to the Vero Beach Museum of Art. In 2007 an outdoor sculpture park was built and in 2011 a new atrium and museum entrance were added. A 20,000 foot new collection wing was added bringing the total museum space to 75,000 square feet. Today the museums sees 75,000 visitors annually, primarily from the tri county area.

I was able to visit this museum for free with the Bank of America program that grants free admission to certain cultural institutions in Florida and all over the country on the first weekend of every month. For program details and participating locations check their website. All you need to do is show the ticket window your Bank of America card.

The museum is small but very nice. During my visit they were hosting two temporary exhibits that I enjoyed, one of glass works, which is one of my favorite kinds of art, and another exhibit, A tribute to Christo & Jeanne-Claude: the Tom Golden Collection.

The glass exhibit was based around a piece called Lapis Blue Persian made in 1990 by one of my favorite artists, Dale Chihuly. I have been to a museum that is made up of entirely of his works so one piece kind of pales in comparison but I wasn't expecting to see it and it along with the other glass pieces it made for a interesting gallery.

The Christo & Jeanne-Claude exhibit starts out front with a wrapped piece in front of the museum. I actually learned a lot about them from this exhibit. I only knew them from The Gates in Central Park and some of their other large scale works where they floated material around islands or put up curtains in valleys. Seeing their fully scale works could not obviously compare to this exhibit but it was still interesting to learn about them and see some of their sketches. The exhibit had a piece of curtain hung from one of their previous art works. I didn't know they wrapped small scale objects too and some of those pieces were on display. Jeanne-Claude passed away in 2009 and Christo last year so this was a nice tribute to them. Their large scale genius will be missed. I love that their son is an animal rights activist and documentary film maker. Christo & Jeanne-Claude fans can pick up books about them in the museum gift shop.

In addition to the temporary exhibits, the museum has their own permanent collection. One of my favorite pieces was the humorous Gallery Guard, Seated II by Marc Sijan. He looked so realistic! After exploring the indoor galleries I walked around the delightful sculpture garden located outside in the back of the museum. If you live nearby you can purchase a membership which helps to support the museum. I had a very nice visit here and highly recommend stopping in to see what might be new.
Written June 10, 2021
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Bob Angry
Melbourne, FL1,219 contributions
Great quick date spot to take your girlfriend to
Apr 2021
Brought the girlfriend here on a day of whirlwind romance to show how worldly I am. An boy it worked. First I used my Bok Gardens membership to get in for free, then I dazzled here with the Poetry of Nature exhibit. The Hudson School if landscape paint from back in the day is amazing. The detail these artists can put on canvas is unreal. We also enjoyed the placards with historical information. Apparently landscape paintings were a bit of a fad back then!

The light exhibit with the many varieties of infinity style mirrors is mind-boggling. We definitely plan on building for our little estate!

Then you also have to check out the sculpture garden in the back and front the building. We couldn't quite wrap our heads around why the artists named some, but still very creative.
Written April 4, 2021
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Jennifer C
West Melbourne, FL89 contributions
Great electronic exhibit
Feb 2021
I took my 7 year old to see the electronic exhibit with the neon and we were both amazed. It's amazing to get vertigo from something only 18 inches deep simply because of the trickery of mirrors. We loved each of the pieces in the exhibit and loved that it was something new for us.
Written March 15, 2021
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JackofPBFL
Palm Bay, FL1,090 contributions
Nice museum.
Feb 2021
We visited the Vero Beach Museum of Art today. The landscape painting exhibit from New York was amazing. Not so much the modern art. The sculpture garden was nice to walk around. We found out that admission is free on the last Saturday of the month. Masks are required, social distancing is enforced through the entire museum, Temperature is taken upon entry. Well worth a visit.
Written February 27, 2021
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MPOLOUGHLIN
Maple Lake, MN26 contributions
Stay outside, more value and better art
Jan 2021
OVER half the place was closed for some reason or another. The store and gift shop, scheduled to open on Jan 6 was still closed. TWO rooms only of art, one entirely of light box designs that challenge you optically, interesting. The other room had a few pictures in it. Two large areas were closed, gift shop closed, over half the place was not accessible.
To spend that money for only a few minutes looking at a small amount was a rip off.
The building is fabulous, would love to have seen all of it, worth millions and millions. Garden area outside to walk around has some art, and wonderful landscaping. Stay outside and enjoy the view and work by the groundskeepers, Save your money.
Staff inside was mostly friendly, ticket seller and guard helpful, one female followed our senior citizen group with one 30 year old there and watched us like a hawk, apparently thinking we were going to cut up the art or something, not a nice feeling.
Written January 7, 2021
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scott r
Silver Spring, MD531 contributions
pretty gardens, nice structure, art depends on what's showing at the moment
Dec 2020
I suspect this is a very worthwhile addition to the local community. For a visitor, the sculpture garden is nice, but inside very much depends on what's on display. Covid played heck with curating, and at the moment it's a collection of grandma's attic, albeit with nicer stuff than I've got up there. It is ... disjointed. There's a light box display which is interesting, but once the trick is done, the variations are just .. variations. Though the train track is really cool. Some iconic pieces, some oddly stuck here and there (a couple of Glackens from his 'Renoir' period, for example). It's an interesting stop from the local surrounding area, just not necessarily a destination in and of itself. 3.5, but not a 4.0
Written December 11, 2020
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pineapplehorse
Vero Beach, FL137 contributions
Art Classes
Jan 2020 • Solo
What a great opportunity for locals to learn more about art. Classes offered are from pottery to painting, drawing, watercolor and art history. It is double fold. Learn /improve a skill and make friends. So many people retire and need new connections in Vero, the classes are so friendly.
Written September 26, 2020
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Hughston
2 contributions
Beautiful Small Museum
Nov 2019
Our vacation was mainly spent on the beach, but for the occasional rainy day an indoor activity, such as a visit to this small, beautiful art museum, is perfect on a rainy afternoon. During our stay the featured traveling show was an exhibit of 19th Century French posters (with examples of Alphonse Mucha's and Toulouse-Lautrec's work, among others) and it was superb! We spent a couple of hours there and even decided to go back a second time.
Written September 17, 2020
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Michel B
Sainte-Adele, Canada8 contributions
Very interesting exhibits
Mar 2020
We are visiting this museum every year we go down to Florida during the winter.
Easy place to find. Large parking. Nice little restaurant with healty lunch.
Exhibits are always of the most interest. We love to get back again and again.
Nice small gifts to find at museum store.
Written April 12, 2020
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  • Mon - Mon 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


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