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“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.

If You Build It, They Will Come
On View

If You Build It, They Will Come

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family
On View

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

The Secret Within: The Art of Judith Scott
On View

The Secret Within: The Art of Judith Scott

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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

  • FREE Tie Dye a Tote
    FREE Tie Dye a Tote
    Thu, Jul 25
    Jul 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Jul 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • FREE Cabinet of Curiosity Workshop with Artist Danyett Tucker
    FREE Cabinet of Curiosity Workshop with Artist Danyett Tucker
    Thu, Aug 01
    Aug 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Aug 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Glimmer in the Garden : After Hours Drink & Craft
    Glimmer in the Garden : After Hours Drink & Craft
    Thu, Aug 22
    Aug 22, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Aug 22, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Stepping Stone Mosaic with Ali Mirsky
    Stepping Stone Mosaic with Ali Mirsky
    Sat, Sep 07
    Sep 07, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Sep 07, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA

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

–Hobart Brown

In Memorium


Geraldine O'Riley Lloyd (1943–2024), Visionary Artist
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