News from the Visionary

Our founder & director Rebecca Alban Hoffberger

Our founder & director Rebecca Alban Hoffberger spoke with The New York Times about the history of AVAM and what makes our museum unique and a visual delight of creative, intuitive and self-taught artistry. Thanks for the recognition, NYT! Read her full interview here.


Brian Dowdall, with one of his animal spirit paintings.

PBS Newshour's Elizabeth Flock takes us on an intimate tour of the colorful & mystical work of visionary Brian Dowdall and partner Alison Spiesman. Read the full story.


Join us one Saturday a month for an all-ages visionary workshop!

NEW in 2017: Weekend Walk-In Workshops!

  • Dates: SATURDAYS: April 8 ● May 13 ● June 3
  • Time: 1pm–4pm
  • Cost: $5 per participant (museum admission not included)
  • Ages: All ages welcome (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Where: 2nd floor Classroom, Jim Rouse Visionary Center

Join us for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! Our Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided!

Please Note:

No advance registration or payment required, just drop-in on one of the above scheduled Saturdays to participate. Payment can be made by cash or credit at AVAM's Front Desk, or at the Classroom when you arrive. Museum admission is not included in the cost of the workshop. Workshop will run while supplies last.



Donate today to support AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race!

Support AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race!

Our 2017 Kinetic Sculpture Race is fast approaching, and we need your SUPPORT to help us make this year's Race the best yet! Please consider making a donation through our fundraising campaign on the safe and secure Crowdrise website. Your donation is fully tax-deductible and will support our annual Kinetic Sculpture Race which is attended by 1000's of spectators. Contact Abby Baer (, 410-244-1900 x247) for more information, or if you'd like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. Thank you, for being a #Kinetic Super Fan, and we'll see you @ the race!

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