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Read more about AVAM's unforgettable past exhibitions, including 2014-15's The Visionary Experience—our 20th original exhibition that championed life's grand "Aha!" and "Eureka!" moments.

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More Sights to Behold!

YUMMM! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food.
Thru September 3, 2017
1st & 2nd Floors, Main Building

The American Visionary Art Museum raises a toast for its 21st birthday with a new visual feast in the original art exhibition Yummm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food. Inside Yummm! 35 visionary artists join forces with food scientists, farmers, nutritionists, environmental activists, psychologists, poets and humorists to publicly explore humankind's complex, multi-layered relationship with food. As George Bernard Shaw wryly observed, "There is no love more sincere than love of food."

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MATT SESOW: Shock and Awe
Thru May 28, 2017
3rd Floor, Main Building

An all-new original art exhibition of Washington, D.C.-based self-taught artist Matt Sesow's "raw, visceral, good to the bone" paintings. Among the original 150 plus works on display, visitors will witness Sesow's salute to the first 100 American soldiers killed in the Iraq War, his fantastical depictions of animals and birds, personalized tributes to great humanitarians, his own autobiographical paintings, and an illustrated "Key" to the artist's repeated personal language icons.

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Updated Permanent Collection
1st & 2nd Floors, Main Building

Behold AVAM's updated Rebecca and Joseph Meyerhoff Gallery on our 1st floor, featuring even more enchanting wonders from our expansive Permanent Collection, and a major renovation to the gallery space. We hope you'll find some added inspiration and discover some new visionary favorites to cherish in this totally updated gallery experience!

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Jim Rouse Visionary Center
Jim Rouse Visionary Center
Ongoing

3 floors to explore of visionary wonders and fan favorites, like: The Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, Painted Screens, Fifi & friends from the Kinetic Sculpture Race, Leonard Knight's LOVE Balloon, Andrew Logan's Divine, DeVon Smith's World's First Robot Family and more! 2nd floor features a special exhibit on social visionary Jim Rouse, and our Thou Art Creative Classroom and Visionary Conference Room. 3rd floor: catch an amazing view of our wonderland campus from David Hess' Bird's Nest Balcony.

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