American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore

4.5
Dedicated to the unusual creations of the "outsider art" movement, American Visionary Art Museum features more than 4,000 works off-the-wall, unorthodox pieces. Known also as "raw art" or "self-taught art," visionary works displayed in the museum focus primarily on self-discovery, individuality, timelessness, and exploration of the mind. You'll find that the museum generally has no permanent curators, as its community-based approach means that most are brought in as guests. Regardless of your artistic leanings, you can view the pieces and learn about the "visionaries" creating them. Check the museum's website for information regarding special tours, art talks, and traveling exhibits. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to American Visionary Art Museum and many more Baltimore attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Baltimore trip tool .
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  • This museum is a creative and interesting space. Go out of your way to see it. It is near enough Inner Harbor.  more »
  • Cool art exhibits and displays. A site to definitely visit if you are in Baltimore. Beautiful mosaic exterior that sets it apart from surrounding buildings! Worth the time to visit and explore.  more »
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  • One of the coolest museums I've ever been in. All sorts of amazing art and interesting stories/artists to go along with them. There are multiple buildings, each packed with art (some restrooms even have pieces scattered on the walls), all of which can easily make for four or five hours of entertainment. There's a great shop attached as well, which sells merchandise for the museum and all sorts of amazing thrift-store knickknacks. I would come back to Baltimore just for this museum!
  • I love this museum. Such amazing works of art. I had no idea they were having an Alex Grey exhibit. He's one of my favorite painters and it was amazing to see his full size work in person. If you go, be sure to check out the Lusitania made from almost 11,000 toothpicks and the fart exhibit downstairs

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