HELP SECURE REBECCA HOFFBERGER'S VISIONARY LEGACY

“One of the most fantastic museums anywhere in America.” 

–CNN 

AVAM specializes in original thematic exhibitions that seamlessly combine art, science, philosophy, humor and especially social justice and betterment.

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

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farmer/artist  VOLLIS SIMPSON

 “I had a lotta junk and I had 

to do something with it.”

ONGOING

Permanent Collection

America’s official
national museum,
education center,
and repository
for self-taught and intuitive artistry

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Upcoming events

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

–Hobart Brown
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Kinetic Sculpture Race founder

HOBART BROWN

A human-powered,
eco-happy race of artful contraptions built by ordinary people to travel over land, water, sand, and mud. 

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  • Outdoor Sculpture Tour on Saturdays
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 11
    American Visionary Art Museum
    Jun 11, 11:00 AM – Jun 12, 12:15 PM
    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.