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American Visionary Art Museum

The American Visionary Art Museum is an art museum located in Baltimore, Maryland's Federal Hill neighborhood at 800 Key Highway. The … See more

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Dec 11, 2022
My husband and I had a great time at this museum. The art and exhibits are very creative to say the least! There are several cool and interesting sculptures outside as well as inside. If you’re famil… Full review by debbiecG4681AG
Nov 11, 2022
Nice museum. I thought it would be a typical modern art museum… mold on a plate as art kind of place. It was however not, but was different, meaningful, beautiful museum. Full review by kskkd
Oct 22, 2022
probably my favorite place ever in the world. i feel like they get me. this place is what my mind looks like. i love the gift shop its so cool its like harry potter ish but not transphobic (i get all… Full review by communistswag1

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Preservation and Display of Visionary Art
The American Visionary Art Museum is an art museum located in the Federal Hill neighborhood at 800 Key Highway in Baltimore, Maryland and that specializes in the preservation and display of visionary art. The city agreed to give the museum a piece of land on the south shore of the Inner Harbor under the condition that its organizers would clean up residual pollution from a copper paint factory and a whiskey warehouse that formerly occupied the site. The founder and director of the AVAM is Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, who while working in the development department of Sinai Hospital’s People Encouraging People began to develop the idea for a visionary museum, an idea that eventually blossomed into the American Visionary Art Museum, or AVAM. AVAM has 55,000 square feet of exhibit space and a permanent collection of approximately 4,000 pieces. The collection includes works by visionary artists Ho Baron, Nek Chand as well as over 40 pieces from the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre of London.Some of this work is displayed in a gallery on the first floor of the Main Building, throughout the James Rouse Visionary Center, and outdoors when new temporary themed exhibitions are being installed. Mission: Its educational goals are another example of the museum's unorthodoxy. They include: Expand the definition of a worthwhile life Engender respect for and delight in the gift of others Increase awareness of the wide variety of choices available in life for all... particularly students Promote the use of innate intelligence, intuition, self-exploration and creative self-reliance Confirm the great hunger for finding out just what each of us can do best, in our own voice, at any age. Empower the individual to choose to do that something really, really well. Community involvement: AVAM sponsors Baltimore artistic events, including art car events and the annual East Coast Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race.
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