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“fantastically awesome outsider art”
AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM (AVAM) is America’s official national museum and education center for self-taught, intuitive artistry. Since its opening in 1995, the museum has sought to promote the recognition of intuitive, self-reliant, creative contribution as both an important historic and essential living piece of treasured human legacy. The one-of-a-kind American Visionary Art Museum is located on a 1.1 acre wonderland campus at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor. Three renovated historic industrial buildings house wonders created by farmers, housewives, mechanics, retired folk, the disabled, the homeless, as well as the occasional neurosurgeon–all inspired by the fire within. From carved roots to embroidered rags, tattoos to toothpicks, the visionary transforms dreams, loss, hopes, and ideals into powerful works of art.
Loved it. So many different artists and mediums. Learned a ton. And the big ball of bras!! The gift shop is something special, too. Read more
I think I picked the wrong day, because they had a floor closed to install an exhibit, and a lot of their other spaces were taken up due to some big private event. But I still wanted to see it and... Read more
A great place to spend a rainy afternoon. We spent Veteran's Day walking around the museum and street parking was free for the holiday. There are two buildings. Make sure you go into the main... Read more
American Visionary Art Museum
- Sun, Wed - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Good for Cultural travelers. Has a Offbeat vibe.
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