group visits

The museum is a perfect destination for your school's field trip or group outing. We offer guided tours and art workshops for groups of 10-40 participants. Pricing information can be found here.

 

Adult groups & K-12 groups, tour only

For self-guided or docent-led tours we can accommodate groups up to 40 individuals. While at the museum you will be asked to separate into smaller groups to allow for safe social distancing while walking through the galleries. If you are interested in a docent-led tour please indicate in the group visit request form. There is no additional cost for requesting a docent however our docents are volunteers. Please choose a few possible dates for your visit and fill in your group information to the best of your ability. It is okay to estimate the size of your group, and update your numbers at a later date. We will do our best to accommodate your group’s request for a guided tour.

COST

  • $8.00 per student K-12

  • $9.00 per college/university student

  • $12.00 per adult/chaperone

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Collection Highlights

Tour some fan favorites of our wondrous collection of art by self-taught artists.

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

Explore AVAM's current mega-exhibition focused on public attention on two sibling essential powers - healing and compassion - twin forces for greater good sorely in need today.

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The Science and Mystery of Sleep

Explore some of the latest findings on sleep through fantastical, handmade bedrooms created by three visionary artists as personal refuge.

Student Group Visit

Adult / college Group Visit

Additional information

Title 1: Title 1 Schools are FREE. If you are a Title 1 School please be sure to list the name of your school under the "organization/school" field in the form so that we can reference Maryland Title I Schools list in order to verify your status and apply your discount.

 

Docent Tours:  Our docent tour guides are volunteers and are not always available when requested. AVAM will do its best to provide a docent for your visit. As a museum founded on the idea of self-intuitive artistry, AVAM is designed to be self-guided. We trust your group will have an enjoyable visit, even if that means exploring AVAM without a docent tour guide.


Updated Museum Policies: Masks must be worn at all times while inside the museum. Lunch areas cannot be provided at this time. If you have any questions please email Mavet Rosas at groupvisits@avam.org.

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“Anybody can do something with a million dollars.

But it takes someone really special

to make something out of nothing.”

TRESSA “Grandma” PRISBREY

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K-12 group visit with a workshop

Give students an opportunity to explore their creativity in a new way with one of these art workshops.

K-12 Group workshops

If you would like to include a workshop with your group's visit, your group size can be no larger than 40 students. For group visits with workshops, please plan for a 2 hour visit. K-12 Groups with workshops can be scheduled at either 10:00AM or 1:00 PM, Wednesday-Friday.

COST

  • $11 per workshop participant

  • $12 per adult / chaperone

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Imagination Portraits

Recommended FOR Grades K-8

Artist Gregory Warmack, aka “Mr. Imagination,” turned paint brushes into personalities. Let's do the same! Each student will get one paintbrush, Apoxie sculpt, and baubles to apply as decoration. This is a messy project. 

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Leonard Knight's Love Balloon Collage

Recommended for all ages

Artist Leonard Knight spent 10 years creating his hot air balloon in order to spread the religious message “God is Love.” In this workshop, students will create their own hot air balloon using tissue paper, glue and bling. Let’s spread positivity through art!

K-12 Group Visit with a workshop

Virtual Tours 

Our guided tours are slideshows with a live, expert docent as guide and to answer your questions. Duration: 45 minutes. Fill out our Virtual Group Visit Request Form and choose your date, time, and tour.  We'll be in touch with the logistics and link to join. View the tour options here.

COST

$5 per participant. Free for Title I schools. Payment is due before your scheduled program, paid in one transaction. We can send you an invoice and receipt of payment.

Virtual Group Tour