The American Visionary Art Museum - a Congressionally-designated national museum and education center dedicated to showcasing intuitive, self-taught artistry and thought – will welcome only its second director in its 30+-year history with the appointment of Jenenne Whitfield by the Board of Directors to succeed Founder, Director and Primary Curator Rebecca Alban Hoffberger. Ms. Whitfield is currently the President & CEO of The Heidelberg Project and has worked with the Detroit-based outdoor artistic organization for 28 years. Ms. Whitfield will formally take-up her new role with AVAM in September, 2022.
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“a temple of outsider art [that] deserves all of the praise that has been heaped upon it since it opened.”
—NEW YORK TIMES
“Best Museum in Maryland”
“the rotating exhibition is always a must-see”
—FOOD & WINE
One of “10 best places to sit down, relax and enjoy art in Washington”