MLK Dare to Dream Day!

MLK Day at the American Visionary Art Museum

Celebrate Dr. King's vision & legacy with AVAM!

You're invited to a FREE celebration honoring one of history‘s greatest visionaries. Enjoy birthday cake, a Power Patch printmaking workshop, a Poetry Slam and Open Mic, and more, at this FREE, fun-filled day! See our latest exhibition "The Secret Life of Earth" with FREE admission all day.

A special invitation extended to educators and all the wonderful people who help to empower the next generation. Teachers, come pick up our educational materials and discover the many educational offerings we have available for you and your students.

Collection for Paul's Place

This year, AVAM is collecting new & gently used socks for our neighbors at Paul’s Place:
"Paul’s Place is a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life in the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood and the surrounding Southwest Baltimore communities. Paul’s Place provides programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, dignity, and growth.”

MLK Dare to Dream Day Schedule

(10am – 5pm)
Free museum admission

All buildings

"I Have a Dream Speech" (on loop)

Main Building, 2nd Floor Gallery's Theater

  Pick up a free copy of "The Visionary Artists of Color Guide"
for a self-guided tour

Main building, Front Desk

 Drop off new and gently-used socks to donate to Paul’s Place.Entrance of all buildings

10am – 1pm Printmaking Power Patch workshop
Create a fabric patch using stencils & embellishments.
Jim Rouse Visionary Center building, 3rd Floor

10am – 2pm Docents in the galleries. (Note: We're not able to offer formal tours, but our friendly docents are around to answer your questions!)

Main Building, All Floors
10:30am – 11:30am ** Cancelled: Artist talk with AVAM featured artist Kyle Yearwood

Jim Rouse Visionary Center building, 2nd Floor
11:30am – 12pm Cardinal Shehan Choir performance Jim Rouse Visionary Center building, 3rd Floor

12:30pm Birthday cake and hot drinks served (while they last) Jim Rouse Visionary Center building, 3rd Floor

1pm – 2:30pm Poetry Slam and Open Mic with featured performers
Olu Butterly and Chuck The MADD OX
Jim Rouse Visionary Center building, 3rd Floor

3pm – 4pm Keur Khaleyi African dance & drum performance Jim Rouse Visionary Center building, 1st Floor

** Due to unforeseen circumstrances, artist Kyle Yearwood sends his regrets that he is unable to attend.