Director’s Message


As we prepare for an exciting summer, I would like to thank all the people who helped us present Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement. This exhibition was one of the most successful in the Museum’s history, and we could not have done it without our generous sponsors, and dedicated staff and volunteers. Integrating educational programs around the Victorian era proved to be wildly popular. More ambitious marketing brought audiences from across the state, and colleagues from across the nation. As a result, attendance to the exhibition was up 25% year over year.

We will continue this approach next season with two great exhibitions: L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters in the fall and From Homer to Hopper: American Art from the Phillips Collections, Washington, D.C. opening in February 2020. Both these exhibitions will be supported by an engaging public program series, and the schedule for the International Lecture Series is available and promises to be yet another popular season so consider securing your advance tickets now.

If you are in Vero Beach this summer, we’ll be presenting the most recent Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, organized by the Royal Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Additionally, we will be presenting an exceptional series of contemporary sculptures, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold by Ai Weiwei. Based on the signs of the Zodiac, and referencing the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures, the stunning works will be displayed in the Stark Rotunda. We will continue to offer ambitious, related programs throughout the summer, with a series of Art and Film on Tuesday evenings presented by new instructor Christine Luethje Fleck. The galleries will remain open until the films start so we encourage you to come early to see this incredible photography and inspiration behind the films. For families, summer at the Museum means Summer Art Camp, Museum Studios on the last Saturday of the month, and back by popular demand, our second annual Star Party so mark your calendar for July 13!

The Museum has so much to offer during the summertime that caters to all interests and ages. Be sure to check out the website for upcoming events and programs, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Brady Roberts
Executive Director/ CEO

Director’s Message

Brady Roberts

As we prepare for an exciting summer, I would like to thank all the people who helped us present Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement. This exhibition was one of the most successful in the Museum’s history, and we could not have done it without our generous sponsors, and dedicated staff and volunteers. Integrating educational programs around the Victorian era proved to be wildly popular. More ambitious marketing brought audiences from across the state, and colleagues from across the nation. As a result, attendance to the exhibition was up 25% year over year.

We will continue this approach next season with two great exhibitions: L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters in the fall and From Homer to Hopper: American Art from the Phillips Collections, Washington, D.C. opening in February 2020. Both these exhibitions will be supported by an engaging public program series, and the schedule for the International Lecture Series is available and promises to be yet another popular season so consider securing your advance tickets now.

If you are in Vero Beach this summer, we’ll be presenting the most recent Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, organized by the Royal Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Additionally, we will be presenting an exceptional series of contemporary sculptures, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold by Ai Weiwei. Based on the signs of the Zodiac, and referencing the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures, the stunning works will be displayed in the Stark Rotunda. We will continue to offer ambitious, related programs throughout the summer, with a series of Art and Film on Tuesday evenings presented by new instructor Christine Luethje Fleck. The galleries will remain open until the films start so we encourage you to come early to see this incredible photography and inspiration behind the films. For families, summer at the Museum means Summer Art Camp, Museum Studios on the last Saturday of the month, and back by popular demand, our second annual Star Party so mark your calendar for July 13!

The Museum has so much to offer during the summertime that caters to all interests and ages. Be sure to check out the website for upcoming events and programs, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Brady Roberts
Executive Director/ CEO