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American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
+1 410-244-1900
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Inspiring and unique

We visited the American Visionary Art Museum during a recent visit to Baltimore. It was recommended... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Berks County, PA
An inspiring and surprising collection of art

Each piece has a story attached, and all of the pieces are threaded through a museum-wide narrative... read more

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Be prepared for the unusual and imaginative at this museum housing works by non-mainstream artists, including the "whirligig", a 55-foot wind-powered sculpture, a 10-foot model of the Lusitania made entirely out of match sticks and a mobile that spans three floors.
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800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
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800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
+1 410-244-1900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the American Visionary Art Museum during a recent visit to Baltimore. It was recommended to us from both the concierge at our hotel and a server at a local restaurant. I'm so glad we visited to see the very unique collection of art....More

Thank Dreamer21361
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each piece has a story attached, and all of the pieces are threaded through a museum-wide narrative in a thoughtful and thought-provoking way. Some pieces will amuse, some will bemuse, some will challenge. Be sure to read the information that comes with the artworks and...More

Thank phutty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your typical art museum but a collection of very unusual art and eclectic objects. Good way to spend a couple hours in Baltimore. Worth the admission price. Art objects change periodically so come back a year later to visit again.

Thank Columbia_Ted
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find for the folk/outsider art lover. Reasonable entrants fee with a lo let restaurant on the top of the main building. The art pieces are thought provoking, creative with use of materials and truly amazing(check out the steamsheet cruise liner made out of...More

Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dedicated to artists who flew below the Art World radar (or who are still flying under the radar) this is an inspiring, energetic and wonderful museum. "Outsider" artists are those who never went to art school, were untrained or just picked up a brush,a hammer,...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have gone many times to the Visionary Art Museum. I love all the glass work on the outside of the building and the exhibits always fascinate me. This museum is so different from all others museums. I also love their gift shop. I go...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time at AVAM and it surely won't be my last. This place is out of this world. There is so much to see and do here. we spent a full four hours wandering around their three buildings including a stop for...More

Thank ChefHarvey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an art museum for independent artists. I am consistently mesmerized by their resident and rotating exhibits.

Thank Kim Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is really something special in Baltimore. Definitely check it out. It is truly a one of a kind experience.

Thank JennS123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I make a point of seeing every new exhibit at AVAM, and I bring everyone who visits me here in Baltimore to it. It’s an amazingly beautiful and moving collection. The art is primarily by self-taught artists who make art to deal with tragedy, illness...More

Thank KeithGayler
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