Programs & Events Calendar

Current Exhibition:

YUMMM! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food

October 8, 2016 – September 3, 2017

AVAM's new visual feast YUMMM! features 34 visionary artists, joining forces with food scientists, farmers, nutritionists, environmental activists, psychologists, poets and humorists to publicly explore humankind's complex, multi-layered relationship with food.

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Visionary News:

Experience Encantada

Encantada is the new restaurant located on AVAM's 3rd floor that features local Chesapeake cooking. Drawing on the importance of "roots," both creative and culinary, Encantada supports regional farms, ranches, and aqua-culture, thus nurturing the concept of sustainability. Experience this enchanted escape where boundaries are blurred and tastes are celebrated.

Visit EncantadaBaltimore.com or call 410-752-1000 for reservations or more info.

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All Events

Reverend Albert Lee Wagner: Miracle at Midnight Members Only Reception
Friday, June 30, 2017 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 3rd floor gallery, Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building

Join AVAM and see Reverend Albert Lee Wagner: Miracle At Midnight before it officially opens to the public. Light fare and refreshments will be provided by Encantada.

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Reverend Albert Lee Wagner: Miracle At Midnight
July 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018 3rd floor gallery, Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building

AVAM's newest one-man show, "Reverend Albert Lee Wagner: Miracle At Midnight," is in celebration of one of America's most prominent visionary artists. Curated from 50+ Wagner masterpieces recently gifted to the museum by Gene and Linda Kangas, this show will also include two of Reverend Wagner's largest works, donated to AVAM's permanent collection ten years ago by Pat Handal.

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Meet Miss Ruby!
Saturday, July 1st • 11am — 4pm Free with museum admission. Weekend Walk-in workshop is $5 in addition to museum admission.

Artist, Farmer and Healer Ruby C. Williams is cruisin' up the east coast all the way from Plant City, Florida to visit the AVAM on July 1st! Join us for a special meet and greet in the "YUMMM" exhibition and a sneak preview of an (in-progress) documentary film by Josefine Camitz.

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Weekend Walk-In: Miss Ruby Fruit Painting
Saturday, July 1, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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AVAM's July 4th: Visionary Pets On Parade!
Tuesday, July 4 • 10am (9:30am Pet Registration) Free!

Dress your pet & strut your stuff. Animal fun! Animal prizes! Trophies awarded for Best Costume, Most Patriotic, Most Visionary Pet, Owner & Pet look-alikes, Least likely to succeed as a Pet, Visionary Pet Tricks and more!

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Flicks Premiere Party
Thursday, July 6 AVAM's Sculpture Barn & Garden $15 General Admission, $10 AVAM Members

Kick off AVAM's 2017 season of Flicks From the Hill with our Flicks Premiere Party! Enjoy some delicious treats from Encantada, Golden West, SoBo Cafe, Sticky Rice, & Insomnia Cookies, and wash it all down with some tasty brews, and jams courtesy of DJ Carl Brashears, Jr. of Classic Collective DJs.

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AVAM's Flicks From The Hill
Thursdays in July and August On Federal Hill at 9pm • FREE! AVAM Open & FREE 5-9pm on Flicks nights!

Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition. The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill.

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Shiny Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, July 8 • 11am–2pm $55, $40 Members

Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) in making your own FLASHIES: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such. Each participant will receive instruction on cutting and assemblage and will leave this workshop with at least two finished decorations to keep and dangle. For beginning and continuing students.

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BAZAART: Call for Artists!
Application Deadline: Postmarked by July 14, 2017 • Application Fee: None

BAZAART, AVAM's annual holiday marketplace of original creations by 50 regional artists and craftspeople returns this holiday season! Featuring the artsyiest arts & craftiest crafts, ranging from painting to sculpture to jewelry to handmade clothing and accessories, BAZAART has become a Baltimore tradition attracting hoards of holiday shoppers each year to AVAM for this one-of-a-kind show!

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Summer Break MAKE & TAKE Workshops
Tuesday, July 18 — Friday, July 21 • 2pm — 4pm daily • $5 per participant (museum admission not included)

AVAM's Education staff is opening their classroom doors this July for a special session of hands-on, drop-in art making FOOD themed workshops!

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ART CARS!
Saturday, July 22, 2017 • Starts at 9:30 am Covington Street • AVAM

Art Cars parading to and through Artscape.

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Tröegs Trip!
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Departs Baltimore at 1:00 PM - Returns to Baltimore at 9:30 PM

All roads lead to Tröegs and we invite you to come along for the ride.

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Weekend Walk-In: Bean and Seed Painting
Saturday, August 5, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Inspired by "YUMMM" artist Jim Buhler, create a colorful collage using beans and seeds!

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Pop Art Workshop with Artist Michael Albert
Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join us for a fun art-making session for folks of all ages using recycled materials.

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Weekend Walk-In: Cosmic Egg
Saturday, September 2, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Make your own mini version of artist Andrew Logan's Cosmic Galaxy Egg sculpture with a special clay-like material and sparkly bits!

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Weekend Walk-In: Imagination Portraits
Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A classic AVAM workshop! Create a face on a paintbrush inspired by the one and only Mr. Imagination!

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Weekend Walk-In: Bot Shop
Saturday, November 25, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bring new life to recycled and found objects and create a reclaimed robot!

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