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

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

Oct. 9, 2021 - Sep. 4, 2022
Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building

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

"Untitled (Horse Dress)" by Anonymous
"Untitled (Horse Dress)" by Anonymous

1935-1940 Crocheted wool and synthetic yarn Courtesy of The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital

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"El Martillo" by Arthur Hammer
"El Martillo" by Arthur Hammer

1997. Oil on Canvas. Permanent Collection of the American Visionary Art Museum.

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"My Becky" by Gerald Hawkes
"My Becky" by Gerald Hawkes

Matchsticks and Glue. Permanent Collection of the American Visionary Art Museum.

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"What was said to the Rose" by Michael Greene
"What was said to the Rose" by Michael Greene

2018. Canvas, barn siding, colored ink & acrylic. Courtesy of the Artist.

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"Healer" by Nancy Josephson
"Healer" by Nancy Josephson

2018. Mixed Media including vintage and contemporary glass, clay and bone beads, metal, plant medicine filled glass vials, plant-dyed fabric. Courtesy of the Artist.

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"A Tribute to Rosalind Franklin and the mystery of the origins of the DNA Code" by Peter Eglington
"A Tribute to Rosalind Franklin and the mystery of the origins of the DNA Code" by Peter Eglington

2020. Colored Pencil on Canvas. Courtesy of the Artist.

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About the Exhibition

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.

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our generous sponsors

TOP DOCS
George & Holly Gudelsky Stone • Frances Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts

GOOD MEDICINE
Sandra & Thomas Hess • Marilyn Meyerhoff & Sam Feldman • Arnold & Alison Richman Fund • United Therapeutics Corporation • Satchi Royers & Willam White • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

BAND OF HEALING ANGELS
Anonymous • PNC Bank • Rheda Becker & Robert Meyerhoff • Frank & Jan Warren

NURTURING HUGGERS
Emile Bendit & Diane Abeloff • Mary Catherine Bunting • Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. • Barbara & Louis Denrich • Tom and Linda McCabe • Brenda & Phil Rever • Nora Roberts Foundation • Eric Steinmann • Jean Wyman

WARM BLANKETS
Stuart Cooper & Rebecca Besson • Jane Daniels • John & Berthe Ford • JoAnn & Jack Fruchtman • Goldsmith Family Foundation • Maryellyn Lynott • John Joseph Shields • John Sondheim & Emily Greenberg

PUBLIC SUPPORT
The Citizens of Baltimore County & the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences • Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts • The Howard County Government & the Howard County Arts Council • Maryland State Arts Council • Maryland State Department of Education • Governor Larry Hogan and the State of Maryland

Currently 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