Visionary News

The latest AVAM news

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.

Thu Jul 01 2021 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Facial Covering Requirement Continues at AVAM for All Guests over 2 Years Old

Although the Maryland state and Baltimore City mandates on facial coverings ends today, July 1, 2021, individual businesses may continue requiring patrons to wear them. As such, all American Visionary Art Museum visitors over the age of 2 must wear a facial covering while inside our buildings.

Tue Jun 01 2021 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Mighty Upgrades

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.