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mega

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

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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

  • Art and Poetry for Pride
    Art and Poetry for Pride
    Sat, Jun 08
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Free with AVAM admission!
  • Outdoor Sculpture Tour on Saturday
    Outdoor Sculpture Tour on Saturday
    Sat, Jun 08
    Jun 08, 2024, 11:00 AM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 11:00 AM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    This docent-led tour gives insights into our various fantastical outdoor sculptures, from our 55-foot whirligig by Vollis Simpson, to Dr. Evermor's Bird Band out of salvaged mechanical parts.
  • FREE Summer Solstice Yoga
    FREE Summer Solstice Yoga
    Thu, Jun 20
    Jun 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Jun 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Figures in Action Workshop with Artist Danyett Tucker
    Figures in Action Workshop with Artist Danyett Tucker
    Sat, Jun 22
    Jun 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
  • Interested in becoming an AVAM docent? Apply today!
    Interested in becoming an AVAM docent? Apply today!
    Deadline to apply is July 1st!
    Deadline to apply is July 1st!
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Deadline to apply is July 1st!
    American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Join our team of visionary volunteer tour guides!

ANNUAL event

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

–Hobart Brown
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