“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.

ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right
On View

ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family
On View

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

The Science and Mystery of Sleep
On View

The Science and Mystery of Sleep

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

  • Virtual Tour: Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family with Bernice Steinhardt
    Feb 26, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    Online
    Tour our most beloved exhibited works in the museum's history—the fabric stories of Holocaust survivor Esther Krinitz that recount her memories as a teenager in Nazi Poland. The tour is given by Esther's daughter, Bernice Steinhardt.

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

–Hobart Brown
HELP SECURE REBECCA HOFFBERGER'S VISIONARY LEGACY