AVAM's 19th original exhibition is 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. Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! is a hot-wired blend of art, science, humor, caution and hope.
Single Gallery Exhibitions
- FRANK BRUNO: A Life Devoted to THE END.
Extended thru February 2, 2014
Third Floor Gallery, Main Building
This summer, the American Visionary Art Museum presents FRANK BRUNO: A Life Devoted to THE END—a hot hellfire and damnation exhibition featuring 14 masterworks created over the last five decades by visionary true believer Frank Bruno, with mind-blowing attention to detail. An apocalyptic painter and fierce social critic, Frank Bruno's work and thinking have been fueled by his study of Messianic and end of the world books and preaching. "I see danger—awake! It's terrible, it's horrible, and it's almost here! This is why my spirit was sent to earth. This is the job God has given me. This is the job I must do, so my hands will be free of your blood." –Frank Bruno
- A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk
Installation now in progress! Opening July 2013 with ongoing installation throughout the summer.
A free, outdoor art celebration, in conjunction with Maryland's "Star Spangled 200" National Bicentennial, to be created upon the public pavement running alongside AVAM's historic Federal Hill location. A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk will depict our nation's beloved National Anthem in an engaging, family-fun and informative format that playfully welcomes both visitor feet and wheelchairs into an up-close and personal viewing experience!
- Permanent Collection Gallery
Ongoing • First Floor Gallery, Main Building
AVAM's Permanent Collection Gallery features rotating selections from our permanent collection of over 4,000 visionary works from all over the world. Some favorites include: Lusitania by Wayne Kusy, 1994; Applewood Figure, Anonymous, 1950; and Untitled (Seven Panels) by James Franklin Snodgrass, c.1990-94.
- Brian Dowdall's "Baltimore Beasties" & Bob Benson's "Flatulence Post"
Ongoing • Basement Gallery, Main Building
NEW! "Baltimore Beasties" by visionary animal aura painter Brian Dowdall, with "The Flatulence Post" - a non odorous triumph of 'pull my finger' technology by "Shiny Happy Things" mirror artist extraordinaire, Bob Benson. Located together in AVAM's Basement Gallery, Zanvyl Krieger Main Building—ideal for family joy!
- Jim Rouse Visionary Center
AVAM's large sculpture environment features 2 floors of Visionary works like our famous Kinetic Sculpture vehicles, ArtCars, Cabaret Mechanical Theater, Painted Screens, DeVon Smith's Robot Family and more!
- Tall Sculpture Barn & Wildflower Garden
The Tall Sculpture Barn features a life-size, interactive chess set of sculpted metal angels and the 1300 square-feet of painted panels called The Seven Days of Creation by visionary William Thomas Thompson. Free to visit during museum hours.