In response to the rapidly rising COVID-19 delta variant cases in Indian River County, and the recent local state of emergency issued, changes have been made to a number of program formats. Read below carefully for information on various lectures and performances. Please be assured the Museum will continue to monitor and follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and adjust our protocols as necessary for the health and safety of our staff, faculty, and visitors. For updated information on visitor policies, please click here.


These speakers and programs are offered to support learning about the major themes, artists, and artworks included in the VBMA’s exhibitions. Program registration includes admission to the galleries, so come early to take in these artworks.

Art Talk
Chamber Music Series
International Lecture Series
Storytelling Program: American Perspectives Through Storytelling

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

To register, click the links below, or contact:
Ellyn Giordano, Registrar:; (772) 231-0707, ext. 136
Denise Giannino, Public Programs Manager:; (772) 231-0707, ext. 139

Saturday, November 27, 2021 | 2pm | American Perspectives Through Storytelling
Caren Neile, Storyteller, Scholar, Author

Join Dr. Caren Neile for an interactive, spoken word program in connection with the exhibition American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum. Visual artists in the exhibition have generated lasting stories through their imaginative creations, and you, too, can be a folk artist with words. Dr. Neile introduces the folk art of storytelling, demonstrates its basic components, and invites participants to use the exhibition as a springboard to create stories based on their own experience. Engage with visual art, and participate in this special opportunity to create, share and enjoy.

FREE. Space is limited, Registration recommended.

American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum is organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, with support provided by Art Bridges.

Caren Neile

Chamber Music Series

The fourteenth season of the Vero Beach Museum of Art and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra’s celebrated partnership begins in January 2022. You will not want to miss this intimate gathering in Leonhardt Auditorium. Tickets include admission to the galleries, so come early to take in the exhibitions.

Advance series discount is available through October 31, 2021.
$75 Museum Members/ACO Subscribers

After October 31, 2021
Series: $90 Museum Members/ACO Subscribers ($105 Non-Museum Members)
Individual seats: $35 Museum Members/ACO Subscribers ($50 Non-Museum Members)
$5 Students and Children

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
For tickets, click the registration button, or call 772.231.0707 x 136.

Sunday, January 16, 2022 | 3pm | Through the Looking Glass
Strings and harp make for a magical sonic world. Join us for four beautifully atmospheric works. The program is framed by two French works—one that looks back to the conventions of 19th-century virtuoso concert music, and the other firmly planted in the values of supple 20th-century Modernism and Impressionism. In between are Estonian Arvo Pärt’s meditative Spiegel im Spiegel, and American Arthur Foote’s lovely and charming At Dusk.

Sunday, February 6, 2022 | 3pm | Evocations
While 18th-century music was concerned with proportion and order, the 19th century often embraced the music that evoked the wild beauty of nature. American Amy Beach’s lovely Romance and Frenchman Debussy’s L’isle joyeuse are both, in their own way, evocations of the natural world. Brahms’s Horn Trio, too, evokes nature. The horn has always been emblematic of humans’ relationship with nature—an instrument played outdoors—on a hunt or to communicate across long distances. In his trio, German composer Brahms writes more for the horn’s generous lyrical capabilities than its heroic ones, creating a unique masterpiece of the chamber music repertoire.

Sunday, March 6, 2022 | 3pm | Virtuoso Voices
The performance begins with a lovely string quartet by Florence Price, a trail-blazing African-American composer, who chipped away at convention and expectation with a distinctly American and immediately appealing voice. The performance concludes with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, an Austrian composer who wrote with the human voice at the center of his music. His sense of drama, ability to tell a story, and extraordinary gift of melody are always primary features of his music. The clarinet, embedded in an all-string environment, makes for one of the repertoire’s most gratifying sonic landscapes—navigated with breathtaking expertise, tenderness, and wit by an ailing master.

The Chamber Music Series is supported by:
Supporting Sponsor: Kay and Rohit Desai

David Amado

Kay Kemper

Kaitlin Springer

Leonid Sigal

Ashley Garritson

Michelle Skinner