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Past, Present, & Future

The Vero Beach Museum of Art has moved from a small community art center to a premier regional art museum.

Vero Beach Museum of Art’s folk art exhibit reflects spiritual, political and rural views of life.

Vero Beach Museum of Art’s folk art exhibit reflects spiritual, political and rural views of life.

For 30 years the Vero Beach Museum of Art has proved it is a living, breathing organism. Pulsing with the rhythms of a community that demands all forms of artistic and cultural enrichment, the museum has undergone three major expansions and renovations as well as the maturation of its education and outreach programs on its way from a small community art center to a premier regional art museum. 

With today’s museum leadership, staff and volunteers, its technological advances, and the level of community support and philanthropy, there seems no stopping the progress; and, as the saying goes, the best is yet to come. In the past five years since the Museum of Art celebrated its last significant milestone, a silver anniversary, it has leapt to new heights in terms of professionalism in all areas of the operation: acquisitions, exhibitions, education and humanities programming, and community engagement. 

Some of these new standards of excellence are visible while others are not. For example, an important aspect of a recent $10 million project, completed in 2012, featured the addition of a new two-story wing housing an exhibition preparation area and conservation space, storage areas for loaned artworks and traveling exhibitions, a covered loading dock on the first level, and a vault to store the permanent collection on the second. The project also included a new chilled-water, air-quality system that provides greater efficiency and control over temperature and humidity throughout the museum.