“One of the most fantastic museums anywhere in America.” 

–CNN 

AVAM specializes in original thematic exhibitions that seamlessly combine art, science, philosophy, humor and especially social justice and betterment.

The Science and Mystery of Sleep
On View

The Science and Mystery of Sleep

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family
Re-opening Oct. 8

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right
Opening Oct. 8

ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

A Visionary Spirit for Invention
Virtual & Private

A Visionary Spirit for Invention

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farmer/artist  VOLLIS SIMPSON

 “I had a lotta junk and I had 

to do something with it.”

ONGOING

Permanent Collection

America’s official
national museum,
education center,
and repository
for self-taught and intuitive artistry

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Upcoming events

ABUNDANCE
Members Only Preview Party!

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

Fri, OCT 7, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Gregory Warmack (Mr. Imagination) Untitled 2005 feather duster;
painted plaster, feathers Gift of Robbi Raitt

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  • Outdoor Sculpture Tour on Saturday
    Sat, Oct 08
    American Visionary Art Museum
    Oct 08, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    This docent-led tour gives insights into our various fantastical outdoor sculptures, from our 55-foot whirligig by Vollis Simpson, to Dr. Evermor's Bird Band out of salvaged mechanical parts.
  • Educator Open House
    Thu, Oct 20
    American Visionary Art Museum
    Oct 20, 5:00 PM EDT
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Creative educators of all kinds are invited to AVAM’s exclusive late-night Free Educator Open House.
  • Yarn Art: Connecting Culture with Francisco LOZA
    Sat, Oct 22
    American Visionary Art Museum
    Oct 22, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Join us for a special hands-on workshop with LOZA to learn his pressed yarn technique, create your own piece, and be inspired by this unique art form.
  • Free Fall: Spooky House Workshop & Free after hours admission!
    Oct 27, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Boos and ghouls of all ages are invited to create their own spooky house at AVAM’s annual Free Fall Halloween Celebration!
  • Bazaart: Holiday Craft Marketplace
    Fri, Nov 25
    Jim Rouse Visionary Center 3rd Floor
    Nov 25, 12:00 PM – Nov 26, 5:00 PM
    Jim Rouse Visionary Center 3rd Floor, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    BAZAART IS BACK! Get your holiday shopping done at AVAM's Annual Craft Marketplace. Free to the public.

Adults are obligated to have fun, so kids will want to grow older.” 

–Hobart Brown
HELP SECURE REBECCA HOFFBERGER'S VISIONARY LEGACY