Read more about AVAM's unforgettable past exhibitions, including 2013-14's Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!—a timely and playful examination of the serious impact of technology on our lives, as seen through the eyes of 40+ visionary artists, cutting edge futurists, and inventors.
October 4, 2014 – August 30, 2015
AVAM's 20th original exhibition champions life's grand "Aha!" and "Eureka!" moments, held in common by Earth's most dynamic and intuitive "evolutionaries:" inventors, scientists, America's founding fathers, dreamers and saints; each touched by some lightening bolt of greater understanding, insight, grace and muse. Co-curated by acclaimed filmmaker and book publisher Jodi Wille (The Source Family, 2012), and AVAM founder and director Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, this exhibition's highlights include: a spirited centennial celebration of America's most prolific self-tutored and "on fire" artist, Rev. Howard Finster; the giant otherworldly paintings of remote viewer Ingo Swann; a rare peek into the spiritual life of famed musician Jimi Hendrix; the cosmic works of polymath Walter Russell; the religious experience of sci-fi icon Philip K. Dick as drawn by Robert Crumb; an exploration of inventive new spiritual groups and their leaders: Uriel of Unarius Academy of Science, and Father Yod and The Source Family; and the wildly expansive drawings and bronze wind-bells for future ecology-based cities of Italian architect Paolo Soleri. The Visionary Experience will guide viewers down a path ancient and modern, futuristic and primitive, where the touch of grace, the whisper of the muse, and the still small voice beckon, offering the traveler transportive visions: personal, cultural, and cosmic.MORE
More Sights to Behold!
- Upcoming: Mr. Eddy Lives!
OPENS April 11, 2015– April, 2016
Third Floor Gallery, Main Building
American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) presents Mr. Eddy Lives!, featuring 118 paintings and portraits by the late Florida outsider artist Eddy Mumma (aka Mr. Eddy), a recluse and double amputee whose solace and delight was in the production of explosively joyful paintings. The largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Mr. Eddy's work to date, this voluminous yearlong show of radiant, playful and evocative works opens April 11, 2015 in the 3rd floor gallery of AVAM's Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building.
- Donald Pass: The Hope We Seek
Thru Feb. 2015
Third Floor Gallery, Main Building
American Visionary Art Museum's celebration of the late British visionary artist's ethereal spirit paintings, inspired by his own life-changing glimpse into the afterworld. Donald Pass (1930–2010) was a well-known painter of lyrical abstract landscapes until the late 1960s when he experienced a series of spiritual visions of the Resurrection that radically and forever changed his view of reality, and subsequently, his artwork.
- Updates to 1st Fl. Permanent Collection Gallery
Gallery CLOSED thru Feb. 27, Re-opens Feb. 28, 2015
PLEASE NOTE: AVAM's 1st floor Permanent Collection gallery will be CLOSED to the public thru February 27, as we renovate the gallery space and update the artwork on display. We are excited to re-open this gallery on Saturday, February 28 and unveil enchanting new wonders from our expansive permanent collection. The rest of the museum's main building will be open during this time, including the main exhibition: The Visionary Experience, 3rd floor exhibit: Donald Pass: The Hope We Seek, Basement gallery, as well as the Jim Rouse Visionary Center, outdoor wonders & more. Thank you!
- Jim Rouse Visionary Center
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.