Following new CDC COVID-19 recommendations, which state fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance indoors or outdoors, the Museum will be updating its staff and visitor policies as follows with immediate effect:

  • Masks are recommended to be worn in the Museum for anyone aged 2+ but will not be required.
  • No temperature checks are required.


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
In-Gallery Artist Talk: Nick Quijano
International Lecture Series
Lecture: Devotion to Decoloniality
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, October 30 | 2pm | From Devotion to Decoloniality: Folk Art in Latin America
Kathie Elías, VBMA Museum Art School Manager

Folk art has served as a tool for cultural affirmation in the face of modernity, colonialism, and imperialism for centuries throughout Latin America. In this talk, VBMA educator Kathie Elías discusses artists who amplify their identity and ​work to preserve the collective memory ​of their people in the Greater Antilles, Central and South America. This lecture is presented in connection with the exhibition American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Collection.

FREE. Space is limited, Registration recommended.

Nick Quijano (b.1953), Botánica La Milagrosa, 1990, gouache on paper, 21″ x 29 ½ inches, Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Gift of Programa de Socios Fundadores

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.

Caren Neile

Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 2:30pm | In-Gallery Artist Talk
Nick Quijano, Artist

Artist Nick Quijano discusses his painting Memories of the Veteran on view in the exhibition American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum. Learn more about the Quijano’s artistic practice, his choice of subject, and more.

FREE. Space is limited, Registration recommended.

Nick Quijano Torres, Memories of the Veteran, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1984, Lacquered gouache on paper, 12 1/4 × 12 1/4 in., Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York, Gift of Dorothea and Leo Rabkin, 1984.2.1

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