“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.
We LOVED this museum!! As another reviewer said, some of the art wasn't my taste, but that's true of any museum I think? We had a fantastic lunch up in the dining room on the third floor and then saw the museum from the third floor down.,, AMAZING works of art! This is a "MUST SEE " museum for everyone! There are tons of things you will have never seen anywhere before (or probably again) Enjoy!!
This is definitely not your typical art museum, and some of the art was a little too abstract for my friend and I who visited. However, its the perfect chance to get out of a car and walk on a long road trip!
Best stop on my LONG trip! Absolutely inspiring. Riddled with hope, identity, identification, education, and diversity. And of course, beauty. Would love to stop there again with more time.
Love this museum! I can't say enough about how much I love this museum also the gift shop is a great place to pick up quirky Baltimore gifts!
One of the best museums EVER!
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American Visionary Art Museum
- Sun, Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Good for Cultural travelers. Has a Offbeat vibe.
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