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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
On View

If You Build It, They Will Come

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family
On View

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

The Secret Within: The Art of Judith Scott
On View

The Secret Within: The Art of Judith Scott

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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

  • FREE Summer Solstice Yoga
    FREE Summer Solstice Yoga
    Thu, Jun 20
    Jun 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Jun 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Figures in Action Workshop with Artist Danyett Tucker
    Figures in Action Workshop with Artist Danyett Tucker
    Sat, Jun 22
    Jun 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Fill A Bag - FREE Fixins' for Art Teachers
    Fill A Bag - FREE Fixins' for Art Teachers
    Thu, Jul 11
    Jul 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
    Jul 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
    Come grab FREE supplies for your classroom- We've cleaned out the AVAM classroom and want to pass on the good stuff to you!
  • FREE Mosaic Photo Frame Workshop
    FREE Mosaic Photo Frame Workshop
    Thu, Jul 11
    Jul 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Jul 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Stepping Stone Mosaic with Ali Mirsky
    Stepping Stone Mosaic with Ali Mirsky
    Sat, Jul 13
    Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • FREE Princess and The Frog Crown Workshop
    FREE Princess and The Frog Crown Workshop
    Thu, Jul 18
    Jul 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Jul 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • FREE Tie Dye a Tote
    FREE Tie Dye a Tote
    Thu, Jul 25
    Jul 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Jul 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • FREE Cabinet of Curiosity Workshop with Artist Danyett Tucker
    FREE Cabinet of Curiosity Workshop with Artist Danyett Tucker
    Thu, Aug 01
    Aug 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Aug 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Interested in becoming an AVAM docent? Apply today!
    Interested in becoming an AVAM docent? Apply today!
    Deadline to apply is July 1st!
    Deadline to apply is July 1st!
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Deadline to apply is July 1st!
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Join our team of visionary volunteer tour guides!

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

–Hobart Brown

Christopher Moses (1950–2024), Visionary Artist

Delores A. 'Dee' Herget, BALTIMORE SCREEN PAINTEr

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