What's your vision? AVAM's Summer Art Camp is a thrilling creative experience for young minds. Students will EXPLORE visionary art, use new and unusual materials to CREATE original artwork, and ENGAGE in a special, week-long visiting artist workshop. SIGN UP TODAY! Contact email@example.com or call 410-244-1900 x232.
Single Gallery Exhibitions
- 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.
- A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk
Ongoing • Outdoors
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 Re-Opening
Gallery Re-Opens Feb. 28, 2015
Join us as we unveil the all-new Permanent Collection Gallery on AVAM's 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!
- Brian Dowdall's "Baltimore Beasties" & Bob Benson's "Flatulence Post"
Ongoing • Basement Gallery, Main Building
"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
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.
- 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. Wildflower Sculpture Garden features Ben Wilson's wooden Meditation Chapel; Critters by Clyde Jones; Ted Ludwiczak's Stone Fountain Heads; and more! Free to visit during museum hours.