The latest AVAM news
Thu Sep 21 2023 15:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Jenenne Whitfield Departs As AVAM Director
The Board of Directors of the American Visionary Art Museum announces the departure of Jenenne Whitfield as director, effective immediately. Ms Whitfield assumed leadership of the Congressionally-Designated National Museum & Education Center for intuitive artists, creatives and visionaries in September, 2022.
Mon Nov 07 2022 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
AVAM 2022 Gala to Honor Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin as Grand Visionary Award Honoree
(Baltimore, MD) - With its motivating theme, “Color Outside the Lines,” Baltimore’s Congressionally-designated national museum and education center dedicated to showcasing intuitive, self-taught artistry and thought will honor U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-8) with its Grand Visionary Award during a Gala evening that will also welcome new Executive Director Jenenne Whitfield, Saturday, November 19,
2022, 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fri Sep 16 2022 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
AVAM Prepares to Open Newest Mega-Exhibition: ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right
The American Visionary Art Museum - a Congressionally-designated national museum and education center dedicated to showcasing intuitive, self-taught artistry and thought - will open its 27th original thematic mega-exhibition on Saturday, October 8, 2022 and extend until September 3, 2023.
Thu Aug 26 2021 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The American Visionary Art Museum Wins John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight National Museum Contest - $10,000 Grant Award to AVAM & to Maryland Food Bank
BALTIMORE - Out of a field of nearly 1,000 submissions, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) has been selected as one of only five museums nationwide to exhibit three “weird works of art” selected by Last Week Tonight’s television host John Oliver.
Mon Jul 19 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
American Visionary Art Museum Founder/Director Rebecca Hoffberger to Conclude Award-Winning Tenure in March 2022
Board of Directors Launches International Search for Successor
The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) announces the anticipated retirement of its visionary Founder, Director, and Primary Curator, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger in early 2022.
Tue Jun 01 2021 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Mighty Upgrades at AVAM
A Major Jewel, The Garden Meditation Chapel, Reopens after Year-Long Restoration
Middendorf Foundation Enables UV Purifying Lights Promoting Optimal Health and Safety
The American Visionary Art Museum unveils two exciting upgrades: the reopening of visionary artist Ben Wilson’s Meditation Chapel, a masterpiece of AVAM's permanent collection; and the installation of UV lights throughout the museum's HVAC system, in another major addition towards the safety and comfort of COVID-era visitors and staff.
Thu May 27 2021 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
American Visionary Art Museum's Hughes Family Flicks on the Hill Outdoor Movie Series and July 4th Pet Parade Postponed Until Summer 2022
Two of the American Visionary Art Museum's most anticipated, free, and beloved, annual summer events are postponed until 2022: July 4th Pets on Parade and The Hughes Family Flicks on the Hill movie series. The decision was made out of continuing concern for the optimal wellbeing of our community and staff, due to the large crowds the events attract.