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CURRENT mega-exhibitION

If You Build It, They Will Come

Oct. 7, 2023 - Sep. 1, 2024

AVAM's upcoming MEGA-Exhibition will invite visitors into the handcrafted environments of such visionaries as Zebedee Armstrong, Gayleen Aiken, Ruby C. Williams, Leslie Payne, DeVon Smith, and Baltimore's own Loring Cornish.

The exhibition will feature an engaging new way for you to connect with the gallery's main theme by using interactive touch-screen maps to explore visionary environments across the country.

Visionary Artists and Their Environments
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All exhibitIONs

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

all
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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
permanent

an exuberant haven for self-taught artists” 

—national Geographic
Events

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)

ANNUAL event

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

–Hobart Brown
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