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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

  • Screen Painting Workshop with Jenny Campbell
    Screen Painting Workshop with Jenny Campbell
    Sat, Mar 09
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Spring Break Make and Take: Cosmic Egg
    Spring Break Make and Take: Cosmic Egg
    Wed, Mar 27
    Mar 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Mar 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Spring Break Make and Take: Blinged Out Birdhouse
    Spring Break Make and Take: Blinged Out Birdhouse
    Thu, Mar 28
    Mar 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Mar 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Spring Break Make and Take: Etch-a-Sketch Workshop
    Spring Break Make and Take: Etch-a-Sketch Workshop
    Fri, Mar 29
    Mar 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Mar 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Making it (like) so: Paper-mâché vehicles with Jerry Williams
    Making it (like) so: Paper-mâché vehicles with Jerry Williams
    Sat, Apr 13
    Apr 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Apr 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • 2024 Kinetic Volunteer Meeting  #1
    2024 Kinetic Volunteer Meeting  #1
    Wed, Apr 17
    Apr 17, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA JRVC 3rd Fl
    Apr 17, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA JRVC 3rd Fl
    Kinetic Volunteers wanted to help in the grueling all-day, general insanity of the annual soon-to-be-legendary Kinetic Sculpture for Nothin’ But the GLORY! (Race Day is Sat., May 4, 2024)
  • Mosaic Flower Mirror Workshop with Barbara Svoboda
    Mosaic Flower Mirror Workshop with Barbara Svoboda
    Sat, Apr 20
    Apr 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • 2024 Kinetic Volunteer Meeting  #2
    2024 Kinetic Volunteer Meeting  #2
    Sat, Apr 27
    Apr 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA JRVC 3rd Fl
    Apr 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA JRVC 3rd Fl
    Kinetic Volunteers wanted to help in the grueling all-day, general insanity of the annual soon-to-be-legendary Kinetic Sculpture for Nothin’ But the GLORY! (Race Day is Sat., May 4, 2024)

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

–Hobart Brown
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