Paul Lancaster, Still Life with Fruit
 

CURRENT mega-exhibitION

ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

Oct. 8, 2022 - Sep. 3, 2023

AVAM’s 27th original thematic mega-exhibition is a wildly joyful, community-building contemplation of just what constitutes real wealth by exploring what lies at the heart of deep satisfaction, productive happiness, and gratefulness, both individual and collective. Nowhere is the quest for personal freedom in the expression of work, nor the pursuit of joy, more evident than in the creations of artists who have wrought new worlds from modest, often discarded, materials—equipped only with their hands, hearts, and fertile imaginations.

Championing Good Honest Work from the Hand and the Heart

All exhibitIONs

ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right
On View

ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family
On View

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

The Science and Mystery of Sleep
On View

The Science and Mystery of Sleep

A Visionary Spirit for Invention
Virtual & Private

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?”

LeonardKnight-SalvationMountain-PhotobyN
 

an exuberant haven for self-taught artists” 

—national Geographic

Upcoming events

 
  • Virtual Tour: Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family with Bernice Steinhardt
    Feb 26, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    Online
    Tour our most beloved exhibited works in the museum's history—the fabric stories of Holocaust survivor Esther Krinitz that recount her memories as a teenager in Nazi Poland. The tour is given by Esther's daughter, Bernice Steinhardt.

ANNUAL event

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

–Hobart Brown