Enjoy learning about the major themes, artists, and their artworks included in the VBMA’s exhibitions with a variety of speakers and programs.

Chamber Music Series
Asbury Shorts
Art Talk

For any in-person programs, Museum will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and regulations set forth by local and state officials and the CDC. Please note: program dates, times and formats may be subject to change.

Ticket sales support ongoing educational programs at the VBMA. All sales are final.

To register, click the links below, or contact:
Ellyn Giordano, Registrar: egiordano@verobeachmuseum.org; (772) 231-0707, ext. 116
Denise Giannino, Public Programs Manager: dgiannino@vbmuseum.org; (772) 231-0707, ext. 139

Atlantic Classical Orchestra: Chamber Music Series

The thirteenth season of the Vero Beach Museum of Art and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra’s celebrated partnership begins in January 2021. You will not want to miss this intimate gathering in Holmes Great Hall. Tickets include admission to the galleries, so come early to take in the exhibitions.

Series: $90 Museum Members/ACO Subscribers ($105 non-museum members/ACO subscribers)
Individual seats: $35 Museum Members/ACO Subscribers ($50 non-museum members/ACO subscribers)
$5 Students and Children

Space is limited; pre-registration is required


Sunday, January 17, 2021| 3pm
Game of Pairs
Kodály Duo for violin and cello
Ravel Sontata for violin and cello
Handel – Halvorsen Passacaglia for Violin and Viola

The combination of violin and cello has long inspired composers to fuse the best qualities of chamber music-making—like conversational, spontaneous interactions—with the best qualities of virtuoso soloists—pyrotechnic, full-throttle technical displays. This concert features three works that walk that line expertly. Kodály’s emotionally charged duo (1914) Is inspired in equal parts by the music and language of his native Hungary, and the looming Great War. Ravel’s Sonata, written in memory of Debussy, is lean, cool, and austere. Finally, a stunning, acrobatic arrangement of Handel’s Passacaglia is equal parts Halvorsen—himself a brilliant violinist, as it is music of the great English Baroque composer.

Sunday, February 7, 2021 | 3pm
American Landscapes
Amy Beach String Quartet
Dvořák String Quartet No. 12, op. 96, American Quartet

This program features two distinctly American works. Amy Beach’s lyrical String Quartet marries Alaskan Inuit tunes with traditional Western techniques. Dvořák’s ever-popular American Quartet, written during his time in a Czech community in Spillville, Iowa, is redolent with the language and vernacular of folk song and spirituals—all wrapped up in Dvorak’s mastery of form and drama.

Sunday, March 7, 2021 | 3pm
A Little Night Music
Reger Serenade, op. 141
Beethoven Serenade for string trio in D Major, op. 8-1

We feature two wonderful Serenades by Beethoven and Reger. Though most serenades were written as concert works, they pay allegiance to their heritage as entertainment music played for the amusement and enjoyment of a party-going audience. These works are no exception. Though written more than a century apart, they share a buoyancy, lightness of spirit, and an appealing intimacy.

Supporting Sponsor: Kay and Rohit Desai

David Amado, Music Director, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra

Art Talk

Join VBMA education staff and docents from the comfort of your home for an in-depth focus on select artworks from special exhibitions and the permanent collection. This program will take place on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom. Zoom presentations will include 45-60 minutes of careful looking and discussion.

Art Talk will be presented via Zoom, so be sure to familiarize yourself with this format: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials.

FREE for members and non-members
Space is limited; registration is required.

Wednesday, March 17 | 12pm | Reflect, Refract, Absorb
Bask in the mesmerizing glow of artworks by light artist Chul Hyun Ahn in a presentation of highlights from the current exhibition.


Wednesday, April 21 | 12pm | April Showers
Explore artworks that include weather as major interpretive elements.


Wednesday, May 19 | 12pm | May Flowers
Calling all botanists! Come see how artists incorporate flowers and plants to tell a narrative.


Wednesday, June 16 | 12pm | June Bugs
Discover the intersection of art and insects!


Additional support: Ernest Hazel III Endowment, Jean Johnson Endowment for Docent Programs

Chul Hyun Ahn, Railroad Nostalgia, 2012, Artist Proof #2, plywood, LED lights, railroad tracks & ties, hardware, mirrors, 100 x 144 x 41.5 inches, Collection of the artist, Courtesy of C. Grimaldis Gallery

Duncan McClellan, Rain Forest, from the Tree Series, 1994, Hand-blown glass, internal graal technique, 13 x 13 x 13 in., Gift of the Community Committee, 1995.051