Education Resources

Current Programs:

Register for Summer Camp today!

3 one-week sessions this July 8-25

This July, AVAM hosts another truly visionary experience for students, with 3 one-week sessions of hands-on arts programs at the national museum for intuitive, self-taught artistry! Students will learn about visionary art as they explore new & unusual materials, create their own unique art projects, and experience a special week-long Visiting Artist workshop. SIGN UP TODAY! Contact or call 410-244-1900 x232 to register.


AVAM In The Afternoon!

Select Wednedays in March & April • 3:30–5:30pm • $10 per student, per workshop

It's AVAM in the Afternoon - a series of special, interactive workshops for ages 8 and up! Join us in building your inner creativity as we explore the world of visionary art, meet guest artists, and engage in creative projects of our own. Each week will feature a different hands-on activity and/or artist demonstration. Whether you're a beginner or a visionary guru, you'll discover some new inspiration and fun at AVAM in the Afternoon!


Education Mission

Our educational mission includes preparing materials for teachers to make their class visits more fun and informative. You can download PDF files here to print as handouts for your students when they visit the museum and for use in the classroom.


Allen Christian, detail: Piano Family, 2012, spare piano parts


Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!

October 5, 2013–August 31, 2014

AVAM's newest exhibition takes on its most complex subject yet: examining the rapid and ever-increasing impact of artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, genetics, 3D printing and Big Data on nearly every aspect of human life. This thought-provoking exhibit investigates technology's influence on issues of privacy and surveillance, employment and manufacturing, longevity and health, defense and warfare, farming and food, access to global and personal information, creative invention, and entertainment. This is high stakes, new territory never before negotiated by any prior civilization. Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired Magazine, well-defined the unprecedented nature of our times: "Singularity is the point at which all the change in the last million years will be superseded by the change in the next five minutes."

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NEW! Educational Materials:

CLICK HERE to view an archive of educational materials from our past exhibitions.

Perkins Gourd

"BALTIMORE BLUES" Art Car featured in AVAM's JRVC


Building an ArtCar can be a fun project for both individuals and as class projects - your class can even be in the next art car parade! Download this handy guide to get started:

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PDF files may require Adobe Reader