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.
Programs & Events Calendar
- AVAM in the Afternoon
Select Wednesdays in December
3:30pm–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!
- AVAM celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Monday, January 20, 2014 • 10am–6pm
FREE Admission & Educational Programming!
A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America's history. Join us for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and a special performance from Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company at this FREE, fun-filled day! A special invitation extended to educators and all the wonderful people who help to empower the next generation.
- SHINY HAPPY THINGS with Bob Benson
Saturday, January 25, 2014 • 11am–2pm
$50, $35 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.
- 2014 Gala Celebration Honoring Ray Kurzweil
Thursday, January 30, 2014 • 6pm–9pm
$500 VIP, $300 Regular, $250 AVAM Members
The American Visionary Art Museum invites you to an evening of fun and celebration honoring RAY KURZWEIL, author, inventor, futurist, and Director of Engineering at Google. AVAM is thrilled to present the 2014 Grand Visionary Award to the world famed "Singularitarian" whom The Wall Street Journal calls "the restless genius" and Forbes has described as "the ultimate thinking machine."
- AVAM's Rockin ROBORAMA
Thursday, January 30, 2014 • 9pm–11pm
$50, $35 AVAM Members
Join us for an unforgettable AFTER PARTY, celebrating our 2014 Grand Visionary Awardee Ray Kurzweil, and Gala Honoree Jack Andraka. Enjoy a futuristic fashion show, music from The Amish Outlaws and DJ Carl Jr of Classic DJs, and plenty more surprises at this post-Gala bash! Light fare and beverages included in ticket price.
- MOSAICS with Rick Shelley
Saturday, February 1, 2014 • 10am–4pm
$100, $75 Members
A One-Day MOSAIC WORKSHOP with Rick Shelley! Come and learn the ancient art of mosaic. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art. Supplies will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring some of their own (shells, buttons, glass, beads, pebbles, etc. are welcome), but please be sure to PACK A LUNCH.