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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
Opens Sat, Oct. 7

If You Build It, They Will Come

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family
Reopens Sat, Oct. 7

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

The Secret Within
On View

The Secret Within

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

Fri, OCT 06, 2023 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Preview Party is FREE for AVAM Fan Club Members ($25 for Non-Members). Reserve your ticket and see the latest exhibit before it opens to the general public Oct 7.

If You Build It They Will Come Preview Party
  • Trash Art Play Shop with Miranda Ratner
    Trash Art Play Shop with Miranda Ratner
    Sat, Sep 30
    Sep 30, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Sep 30, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • FREE: Creating Art, Creating Change: Art as a Tool for Social Justice
    FREE: Creating Art, Creating Change: Art as a Tool for Social Justice
    Thu, Oct 12
    Oct 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Oct 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Join us for an extraordinary evening of art and storytelling, as we explore the connections between racism, anti-Semitism, and the transformative power of art and stories to counter hate and build a thriving democracy.
  • Outdoor Sculpture Tour on Saturday
    Outdoor Sculpture Tour on Saturday
    Sat, Oct 14
    Oct 14, 11:00 AM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Oct 14, 11:00 AM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    This docent-led tour gives insights into our various fantastical outdoor sculptures, from our 55-foot whirligig by Vollis Simpson, to Dr. Evermor's Bird Band out of salvaged mechanical parts.
  • FREE: Educator Open House
    FREE: Educator Open House
    Thu, Oct 19
    Oct 19, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Oct 19, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Creative educators of all kinds are invited to AVAM’s exclusive Educator Open House.
  • Mosaic Bird Workshop with Barbara Svoboda
    Mosaic Bird Workshop with Barbara Svoboda
    Sat, Oct 21
    Oct 21, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Oct 21, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Free Fall: Spooky House Workshop & Free after hours admission!
    Free Fall: Spooky House Workshop & Free after hours admission!
    Thu, Oct 26
    Oct 26, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Oct 26, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Celebrate Free Fall with AVAM! Explore our Wonderland campus and our latest exhibition, If You Build it, They Will Come: Visionary Artists and Their Environments, for free from 5:00-7:00PM.

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

–Hobart Brown

The Board of Directors of the American Visionary Art Museum announces the departure of Jenenne Whitfield as director, effective immediately. Ms Whitfield assumed leadership of the Congressionally-Designated National Museum & Education Center for intuitive artists, creatives and visionaries in September, 2022.

AVAM Mosaic Wall - Aurora Borealis - Photo by Dan Meyers
HELP SECURE REBECCA HOFFBERGER'S VISIONARY LEGACY
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