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American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore

American Visionary Art Museum - Baltimore, Maryland
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American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230Map
+1 410 244 1900
Neighborhood: Inner Harbor
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

Please excuse our gushing superlatives, but seriously: AVAM is one of the most interesting, innovative, flat-out unique art museums in the U.S.., if not the world. The mission? Showcase visionary and outsider art—in other words, the creations of people who’ve never been to art school. These are the paintings, sculptures and installations of the homeless, the mentally ill, isolated rural individuals, self-appointed hermits and, often enough, your quirky neighbor. Absent any art school pretensions, the work here is raw and vital—it seeks to satisfy no conditions of beauty nor redefine the term, except as regards the vision (hence the title) of its creators. AVAM is one of the East Coast’s ignored gems. If you don’t come here when you visit Baltimore, you’re doing yourself a huge disservice.

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American Visionary Art Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: Camden Station Marc
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