Ways you can Support AVAM

Like fine wine our generous donors fortify and delight.

A recognition wall inside the museum.


The American Visionary Art Museum can only continue its incredible original exhibitions and high-spirited educational programming and special events with the support of leaders in the community. Each year, AVAM partners with major corporations, foundations, and individuals to present original exhibitions, public programs, film series, educational activities, and more.

We offer a versatile facility, an attractive audience, and a staff committed to developing a strong relationship with our donors. We provide special opportunities for affiliation, partnership, and access, which includes visibility, hospitality opportunities, and benefits for your employees, colleagues and their families. And don’t forget company matching programs!

We can tailor a giving opportunity that will best serve your promotional, marketing, and philanthropic objectives. Our goal is to create unique collaborations that are mutually beneficial.

For more information on how you can help support AVAM through sponsorships and giving:

Please contact our Development Coordinator, Abby Baer, abby@avam.org or (410) 244-1900 x247. Of course Abby is at your service to meet you here at AVAM and answer all your questions, or come to you and present in your office.

Sponsorship Opportunities include:


AVAM provides exhibition sponsorship opportunities for our annual original thematic mega-exhibition, as well as for our smaller rotating shows

NOW AVAILABLE: Sponsorships for our 2018-2019 mega theme exhibition entitled PARENTING: An Art Without A Manual. AVAM will celebrate its 23rd anniversary with this spectacular 11-month long exhibition, running October 6, 2018 through September 2, 2019. Sponsorship levels range from $2,500 to $100,000 and include a range of benefits and visibility throughout the exhibition year.


AVAM is known for its spectacular one-of-a-kind events. Opportunities throughout the year include our Exhibition Preview Party, exclusive major gifts and corporate donor reception, celebrity bashes, Kinetic Sculpture Race, and annual benefit fundraising Gala. In addition to tickets, AVAM invites corporate partners to support and attend exclusive behind-the-scenes & VIP programs. Earmark corporate marketing funds for next year’s annual Gala and reserve your tables now!

Educational & Public Programming

Throughout the year, AVAM offers extensive educational and public programs. Examples include K-12 workshops, underwriting scholarship admission for low-income students, our popular intergenerational education salons, Flicks from the Hill, annual MLK Day celebration, open houses with interactive performances, Sock Monkey Saturday, and more. Travel & Leisure Magazine named AVAM one of the "Top 10 Places To See Before You’re 10," but we provide unique, thought-provoking, and engaging opportunities for learners of all ages.