American Visionary Art Museum main building with Fifi the kinetic sculpture in front.

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

“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.

Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)
Oct. 9, 2021 - Sep. 4, 2022

Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family
Feb. 23, 2019 - Mar. 3, 2024

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

The Science and Mystery of Sleep
Oct. 10, 2020 - Fall 2022

The Science and Mystery of Sleep

A Visionary Spirit for Invention
Nov. 23, 2020 - May 23, 2022

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

  • Sock Monkey Saturday
    Sat, Dec 04
    AVAM, Jim Rouse Visionary Center
    Dec 04, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    AVAM, Jim Rouse Visionary Center, 840 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Guess who’s back?? Live & in-person! We hope you’ll join us for Sock Monkey Saturday 2021 - it looks a little different, but still bunches of fun!
  • Meet the Artist: Wayne Kusy
    Sat, Dec 11
    American Visionary Art Museum
    Dec 11, 1:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Artist Wayne Kusy used 197,000 toothpicks to create a model of the ship Lusitania, on view as part of AVAM’s permanent collection.
  • MLK Dare to Dream Day 2022
    Mon, Jan 17
    American Visionary Art Museum
    Jan 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America's history. We’re open and FREE for all - please reserve your tickets now! Tickets are limited.

CURATOR'S THEMATIC EXHIBITION FUND

A restricted fund in honor of Rebecca's legacy for future thematic exhibitions.