Director’s Message


The Museum enjoyed an exceptionally dynamic summer in advance of what promises to be a great new season at the VBMA. Astronomy Photographer of the Year turned out to be a tremendous hit pulling in new audiences to the Museum. This along with the launch of the Art Zone contributed to us enjoying yet another year of strong participation and attendance at the Museum during our fiscal year which ended June 30. Many thanks to our dedicated staff for a job well done, and to our loyal members and patrons who visit us frequently.

The season ahead promises to be even more dynamic, beginning with Made in Germany: Art Since 1980 from the Rubell Family Collection. This exhibition of contemporary German artists is a personal passion of mine, and it’s always a pleasure to be working with Don and Mera Rubell, and Juan de Lione-Valdez, Director of the Rubell Family Collection. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present this powerful show of contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography by artists from Germany, one of the leading art capitals in the world.

We also have an exceptional line-up for the new 2019 Public Programs season themed around our exhibitions, Made in Germany and Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement, the exquisite show opening in early February. Secure your simulcast tickets now – details of all the programs are inside this Quarterly and on our new website that is clean, functional, and elegant. On it, you can review our recently published Strategic Plan. It is a succinct document, and if you’re interested in our future direction you’ll enjoy perusing this.

The Museum is delighted to be a part of the Vero Beach Centennial and has an incredible season of exhibitions to present, including Made in Germany: Art Since 1980 from the Rubell Family Collection, Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement and Astronomy Photographer of the Year in the summer of 2019. These world-class exhibitions are generously supported by our Centennial Sponsors Warren and Virginia Schwerin, who are also sponsors of the Art Zone interactive children’s space. We’re extremely grateful to the Schwerin’s for their generous support and participation in what promises to be an historical moment for the community and the Museum.

Fall term classes in the Museum Art School will be getting underway on October 1st as will our ever popular Film Studies Series beginning its first five-week course on Tuesday, October 9, with Declaration of INDIE-pendents: Exploring the World of Indie Films.

Again, we want to thank you for your continued support and participation in the Museum’s offerings, and look forward to seeing you in the VBMA this fall.

Brady Roberts
Executive Director/ CEO

Director’s Message

Brady Roberts

The Museum enjoyed an exceptionally dynamic summer in advance of what promises to be a great new season at the VBMA. Astronomy Photographer of the Year turned out to be a tremendous hit pulling in new audiences to the Museum. This along with the launch of the Art Zone contributed to us enjoying yet another year of strong participation and attendance at the Museum during our fiscal year which ended June 30. Many thanks to our dedicated staff for a job well done, and to our loyal members and patrons who visit us frequently.

The season ahead promises to be even more dynamic, beginning with Made in Germany: Art Since 1980 from the Rubell Family Collection. This exhibition of contemporary German artists is a personal passion of mine, and it’s always a pleasure to be working with Don and Mera Rubell, and Juan de Lione-Valdez, Director of the Rubell Family Collection. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present this powerful show of contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography by artists from Germany, one of the leading art capitals in the world.

We also have an exceptional line-up for the new 2019 Public Programs season themed around our exhibitions, Made in Germany and Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement, the exquisite show opening in early February. Secure your simulcast tickets now – details of all the programs are inside this Quarterly and on our new website that is clean, functional, and elegant. On it, you can review our recently published Strategic Plan. It is a succinct document, and if you’re interested in our future direction you’ll enjoy perusing this.

The Museum is delighted to be a part of the Vero Beach Centennial and has an incredible season of exhibitions to present, including Made in Germany: Art Since 1980 from the Rubell Family Collection, Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement and Astronomy Photographer of the Year in the summer of 2019. These world-class exhibitions are generously supported by our Centennial Sponsors Warren and Virginia Schwerin, who are also sponsors of the Art Zone interactive children’s space. We’re extremely grateful to the Schwerin’s for their generous support and participation in what promises to be an historical moment for the community and the Museum.

Fall term classes in the Museum Art School will be getting underway on October 1st as will our ever popular Film Studies Series beginning its first five-week course on Tuesday, October 9, with Declaration of INDIE-pendents: Exploring the World of Indie Films.

Again, we want to thank you for your continued support and participation in the Museum’s offerings, and look forward to seeing you in the VBMA this fall.

Brady Roberts
Executive Director/ CEO