American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore

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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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  • Lots of unique art here. It has eye catching works even kids can appreciate. Nice for a rainy afternoon. The cafeteria is closed due to Covid currently. 
    Lots of unique art here. It has eye catching works even kids can appreciate. Nice for a rainy afternoon. The cafeteria is closed due to Covid currently.  more »
  • Eclectic exhibits by untrained artists. Fascinating and varied. And the shop is underpriced, which is rare for a museum. Worth the admission and the time! 
    Eclectic exhibits by untrained artists. Fascinating and varied. And the shop is underpriced, which is rare for a museum. Worth the admission and the time!  more »
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  • The art exhibitions are beautiful and thought provoking, to the silly and strange. The Sideshow Gift Shop has many oddities and unique items like glass unicorn rings, brands of candy cigarettes, old school skate keys, many books and Ted himself. The coolest guy ever. I love this place which is in 3 buildings. Don't miss out on any of it !!!
  • So much fun! AVAM is such a quirky and fun art space! My girlfriend and I both love art and we had been pretty excited about this date for some time now. So when we finished all buildings within an hour and a half, I was slightly disappointed. I wanted to see more, more and more. Some of the pieces were so visually stimulating and just truly beautiful. Again, wish there was more! The admission is about $16 which is a little much for everything you actually see but then again you are supporting the arts. Parking is easy enough but be careful, the max isn't a couple hours, it's actually 8 hours and we ended up paying $20 for an hour or so.

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