BEST MUSEUM 2017
VERO BEACH MUSEUM OF ART, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, 231.0707, www.veromuseum.org
Experience the exhibits at the Vero Beach Museum of Art and you’ll know immediately what a gem it is. It isn’t a large museum, but it serves as an art hub for the the region, bringing in works that otherwise would have to be seen in much larger cities and museums. It is a cultural magnet for art lovers from around the Treasure Coast and beyond, with a collection of significant works of art and changing exhibits that are intriguing and always worth lingering over. You’ll find everything from the most detailed works to the most abstract and beautiful sculptures or paintings.
A sculpture garden outside is perfect for a Florida museum that can take advantage of year-round good weather. The museum offers films and chamber music, educational programs and lessons, a new cafe, and a great gift shop that is filled with unusual items. First opened in 1986, it has undergone several expansions. The museum serves more than 75,000 visitors each year.
WHAT READERS SAY
"State of the art facility with interesting exhibits."
"Good collections and shows, beautiful building, sculpture garden, lovely remodeled gift shop. Very well done for small museum."
"I enjoy the events and speakers they bring. Incredible museum and gallery. Great shows."