A Visionary Spirit for Invention

A Visionary Spirit for Invention

Nov. 23, 2020 - Fall 2022

Residence of the EU Ambassador to the US

Tickets are on sale now for October 8, 2022 or later to view "ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right" and "Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family".

 

Admission grants entry to the museum and all current exhibitions except
"A Visionary Spirit for Invention", which is not open to the public. 

L to R: "Horse" by Brian Dowdall, "Gabriel's Last Call" by Howard Finster, and "The Gateway" by Antar Mikosz
L to R: "Horse" by Brian Dowdall, "Gabriel's Last Call" by Howard Finster, and "The Gateway" by Antar Mikosz

Photo courtesy of EU Delegation to the US

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L to R: "Untitled" by Albert Loudon, "Untitled" (strawberries) by Ruby Williams.
L to R: "Untitled" by Albert Loudon, "Untitled" (strawberries) by Ruby Williams.

Photo courtesy of EU Delegation to the US

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L to R: "Rose" by Malcolm McKesson, "Untitled" (heads carved from coconut shells) by Paul Vilja
L to R: "Rose" by Malcolm McKesson, "Untitled" (heads carved from coconut shells) by Paul Vilja

Photo courtesy of EU Delegation to the US

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Salt and Pepper Shakers by Nancy Josephson
Salt and Pepper Shakers by Nancy Josephson

Photo courtesy of the EU Delegation to the US

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Candlestick by Nancy Josephson
Candlestick by Nancy Josephson

Photo courtesy of the EU Delegation to the US

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"Untitled" (cat) by Nancy Josephson
"Untitled" (cat) by Nancy Josephson

Photo courtesy of the EU Delegation to the US

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This exhibition is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)
This exhibition is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)
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About the Exhibition

Virtual & Private

While this exhibition is not open to the public, please stay tuned for virtual tours.

"A Visionary Spirit for Invention” is a bespoke art exhibition selected from works within the permanent collection of The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) and assembled out of a great shared respect and affection between the State of Maryland and the EU, bolstered from a tour of AVAM by all twenty-seven EU Ambassadors to the US, that occurred in December 2019.

Hosted at the EU Embassy Residence in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis and his wife, Phoebe Kapouano, “A Visionary Spirit for Invention” is an art exhibition dedicated to illuminating the role that resourceful, self-reliant, and resilient visionaries have played throughout humanityʼs upward evolution and in underscoring that same spirited vision embedded in the founding heart of the American experiment.

Related Program

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The exhibition is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)

ALL EXHIBITIONS

The Science and Mystery of Sleep
On View

The Science and Mystery of Sleep

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family
Re-opening Oct. 8

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right
Opening Oct. 8

ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

A Visionary Spirit for Invention
Virtual & Private

A Visionary Spirit for Invention