“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 Secret Life of Earth
Oct. 5, 2019 – Sep. 5, 2021

The Secret Life of Earth

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

The Science and Mystery of Sleep

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

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

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

  • Community Reading: Commemorating Juneteenth
    Jun 29, 7:00 PM EDT
    Online
    Join for a community reading of selections from "Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619 to 2019" written by Ibrahim Kendi & Keisha N. Blain. Organized by the Jewish Museum of Maryland in partnership with AVAM & cultural organizations across Baltimore, MD.
  • Weekend Walk-In: Earth Collage
    Sat, Jul 03
    AVAM's Tall Sculpture Barn
    Jul 03, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    AVAM's Tall Sculpture Barn, 820 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Join us for an in-person, drop-in, art workshop. Create a collage inspired by artist William Hall, whose work is currently on view at AVAM. Workshop cost: just $5. Supplies included!
  • Kinetic Sculpture Race 101: Virtual Program for Educators
    Aug 11, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
    Webinar
    Join us for a very official Kinetic Sculpture Race primer, just for educators! Hear from actual folks who have done it: They’ve assembled a team, designed and built a vehicle, and participated in the race. Bring your questions about the race, and we’ll have answers.
  • Gala - Save the Date
    Sat, Nov 20
    American Visionary Art Museum
    Nov 20, 6:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Save the date for the museum's gala.
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Kinetic Sculpture Race founder

HOBART BROWN

Kinetic Sculpture Race

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A human-powered,

eco-happy race of artful contraptions built by ordinary people

to travel

over land, water,

sand and mud. 

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“Adults are obligated to have fun,

so kids will want to grow older.” 

–Hobart Brown 
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Kinetic Sculpture Race founder

HOBART BROWN

Kinetic Sculpture Race

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A human-powered,

eco-happy race of artful contraptions built by ordinary people

to travel

over land, water,

sand and mud. 

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for 15% store-wide through
Memorial weekend

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