Governance & Advisors

Current Exhibition:

The Big Hope Show

October 3, 2015 – September 4, 2016

AVAM's all new exhibition champions the radiant and transformative power of hope, and features work by 25+ visionary artists, among them many "super survivors" of enormous personal traumas.


Visionary News:

Now Open: Encantada!

Now open on AVAM's 3rd floor, Encantada is a new restaurant featuring local Chesapeake cooking. Experience this enchanted escape where boundaries are blurred and tastes are celebrated.

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




Rebecca A. Hoffberger, President
Christopher Goelet, Vice Chair
Holly Gudelsky Stone, Treasurer


Matthew Gorra, Esq.
Pat Handal
Marilyn Meyerhoff
Lisa Revson

Leroy Hoffberger, Chairman Emeritus & Founder

Honorary Members

Victor Stone, Chairman of the British Friends of the American Visionary Art Museum

National Advisory Board

Patch Adams, M.D., Medical Rights Activist, Author, Clown for Peace
Julian Bond, Former Chair NAACP, Human Rights Activist
Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize Awardee for History, Author & Activist
Susan Baerwald & Marcy Carsey, TV & Media Developers, Collectors, Owners: Just Folk Gallery
Professor Colin Eisler, Robert Lehman Professor at New York University
Eve Ensler, Playwright, Human Rights Activist
Sam Feldman, Social Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
John Glover, Actor & Philanthropist
Julia Butterfly Hill, Environmental Activist & Author
Regenia A. Perry, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of African and African American Art, Virginia Commonwealth University
Frank Warren, Author, Lecturer, Creator PostSecret
John Waters, Filmmaker & Artist