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Photography and video

Personal Use

We’d love that! A-ok are photos and videos for personal use with existing lighting only (no flash). Also:

  • Please stick to handheld cameras, cell phones, and tablets.

  • No tripods, lights, selfie sticks, or other such external equipment.

 

  • Respect the artwork by staying behind stanchions and maintaining a safe distance from the objects, including our outdoor sculptures.

 

  • Be mindful of other visitors’ experience by avoiding loud talking, soundtracks, or blocking the artwork.

Engagement and Portraits

Due to our resources, we can only accommodate engagement / portraits in the exterior of the museum. To schedule your shoot, please fill out the photography request form. In addition to the guidelines for personal use:

  • Please arrive in the wardrobe and makeup you plan to have for the shoot. AVAM is not able to provide a changing or staging area.

 

  • Prohibited items include — but are not limited to — aerosols, sprays, loose powders, and non-service animals.

Wedding

Due to our events schedule, we can only accommodate wedding photography — inside and outside — for those getting married at AVAM. If this applies, please contact us at rentals@avam.org

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 “Each matchstick represents a

human being.

My work shows the beauty and strength of what can happen when people

work together.”

Visionary artist GERALD HAWKES

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Media and Commercial Shoots

Please contact us beforehand for approval via marketing@avam.org In addition to the guidelines for personal use and engagement photography:

  • Tripods, mics, and other external equipment may be permitted on a case-by-case basis and may require a staffer to accompany you.
     

  • Please provide credit to AVAM when possible. 

  • Please provide photo releases if visitors will be in your shot.

  • In addition to prohibited items under "Engagement and Portraits," prohibited inside the galleries include—but are not limited to—live plants and cut flowers.

  • Any props need to be pre-approved.

American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)

800 Key Highway

Baltimore, MD 21230

410.244.1900

info@avam.org

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