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Mon, Jan 16


American Visionary Art Museum

MLK Dare to Dream Day

Join in a free celebration honoring one of history's greatest visionaries. Open Mic, art-making, music, dance and more! Scroll down for full schedule.

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MLK Dare to Dream Day
MLK Dare to Dream Day

Time & Location

Jan 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA

About the Event

Join in a free celebration honoring one of history's greatest visionaries, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. AVAM will be open and FREE from 10AM-5PM


10:00 AM - noon Wear Your Dream Button workshop, JRVC 3rd floor

Create a button sharing your dream for the world.

11:00 AM Abu the Flutemaker drum performance, JRVC 1st floor

1:00 PM Open Mic and Poetry Slam, JRVC 3rd floor

Register for our open mic when you arrive OR pre-register here, cash prizes awarded. 

2:00 PM Storytime with Author Tellie Simpson "A Girl In a Museum World," JRVC 2nd floor classroom

Local Author Tellie Simpson reads her book “A Girl In a Museum World,” a story about a little girl named Sophia who visits a museum.

3:00 PM Keur Khaleyi African Dancers, JRVC 1st floor

Sharing traditions of African singing, dancing and drumming, Keur Khaleyi performs and invites the audience to participate!


Meet our AVAM docents in the galleries giving pop-up tours

Explore AVAM’s Visionary Artists of Color, labeled throughout the museum


Collecting new, unused toiletries, winter hats and gloves for Paul’s Place:  providing programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity, and growth.

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