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.
1935-1940 Crocheted wool and synthetic yarn Courtesy of The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital
1997. Oil on Canvas. Permanent Collection of the American Visionary Art Museum.
Matchsticks and Glue. Permanent Collection of the American Visionary Art Museum.
2018. Canvas, barn siding, colored ink & acrylic. Courtesy of the Artist.
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.
2020. Colored Pencil on Canvas. Courtesy of the Artist.
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.
our generous sponsors
George & Holly Gudelsky Stone • Frances Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts
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
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
Stuart Cooper & Rebecca Besson • Jane Daniels • John & Berthe Ford • JoAnn & Jack Fruchtman • Goldsmith Family Foundation • Maryellyn Lynott • John Joseph Shields • John Sondheim & Emily Greenberg
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