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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.

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 Artist Talk and Demo with Dean Millien
    Feb 09, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Virtual Event
  • Handmade Valentine Workshop
    Sat, Feb 11
    American Visionary Art Museum
    Feb 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Express your love in the most special way- handmade Valentines!
  • Think Outside the Baltimore Salt Box
    Sat, Feb 25
    American Visionary Art Museum
    Feb 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Spend the morning learning how an act of art rebellion helped make the humble Baltimore Salt Box an icon.
  • Virtual Tour: Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family with Bernice Steinhardt
    Feb 26, 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.
  • SOLD OUT Intro to Mosaics with Artist Ali Mirsky
    Sat, Mar 04
    AVAM, JRVC 2nd floor classroom
    Mar 04, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    AVAM, JRVC 2nd floor classroom, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    A perfect class for mosaic newbies!
  • SOLD OUT Homeschool Day in partnership with Baltimore Museum of Industry
    Mar 22, 10:00 AM
    BMI & AVAM, 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • AVAM's Wedding & Events Happy Hour
    Apr 13, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Baltimore, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Enjoy delicious food and cocktails as you meet some of Baltimore’s BEST special events vendors at this intimate show.

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

–Hobart Brown
HELP SECURE REBECCA HOFFBERGER'S VISIONARY LEGACY
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