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Oct. 9, 2021 - Sep. 4, 2022

AVAM’s 26th original and newest thematic mega-exhibition "Healing & The Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)" focuses public attention on two sibling essential powers - healing and compassion - twin forces for greater good sorely in need today. Clearly defining compassion, how it operates as a healing force in our own lives, within our own families, our communities, in social welfare, monetary, and justice systems, and in the world, is at the heart of this uplifting and enlightening exhibition’s premise and purpose.

Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)

 

All exhibits On View

Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)
Oct. 9, 2021 - Sep. 4, 2022

Healing and the Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!)

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

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

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

The Science and Mystery of Sleep

A Visionary Spirit for Invention
Nov. 23, 2020 - May 23, 2022

A Visionary Spirit for Invention

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Artist LEONARD KNIGHT at his

creation Salvation Mountain.

“There's Mt. Rushmore and

there's Salvation Mountain.”

ONGOING

Permanent Collection

“If somebody gave

me $100,000 a week

to move...I’d refuse it.

I want to be right here. It’s amazing, isn’t it?”

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an exuberant haven for self-taught artists” 

—national Geographic

Upcoming events

 
  • Tour with Museum Docent
    Thu, Jul 07
    American Visionary Art Museum
    Jul 07, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Join us for a FREE docent-led tour, before the Flick!
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow Workshop
    Thu, Jul 07
    American Visionary Art Museum
    Jul 07, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Join us for a free workshop outside before settling in to watch the classic film, "The Wizard of Oz." FREE for all!!
  • Bird Crown Workshop
    Thu, Jul 14
    Baltimore
    Jul 14, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Baltimore, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Create a crown with us inspired by Hitchcock’s “The Birds!” FREE for all!
  • Fill A Bag - Free Fixins' for Art Teachers
    Jul 21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Baltimore, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA , JRVC Plaza
    Come grab FREE supplies for your classroom- We've cleaned out the AVAM classroom and want to pass on the good stuff to you!
AVAM's 4th of July Pet Parade
& Animal Talent Show

Monday, July 4
8:30 AM Registration • 9:00 AM Parade & TALENT

Pet Parade is free! (museum exhibits closed)

Calling all furry, feathered, slithery, and scaly friends and their people, to don their best patriotic garb! Friendly pets of ALL kinds are welcome. Event held in loving memory of supreme animal lover and dear friend, Ellis Rosen.

WEATHER NOTE: In case of extreme heat or inclement weather, this event will be canceled. Please check avam.org on July 3 for updates.

AVAM's 4th of July Pet Parade & Animal Talent Show

ANNUAL event

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

–Hobart Brown