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 Klarna Trips Baltimore trip tool.
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American Visionary Art Museum reviews
I loved every second but the brief but highly informative statements about the artists made it all the richer. The place just felt great. Lots to see, space well used. Felt down to earth just like...
I loved every second but the brief but highly informative statements about the artists made it all the richer. The place just felt great. Lots to see, space well used. Felt down to earth just like... more »
A superb museum for all ages with some truly imaginative and fun pieces of art; many of which are interactive. Gift store is great too with plenty of fun toys and games for purchase. Easy access from.... more
A superb museum for all ages with some truly imaginative and fun pieces of art; many of which are interactive. Gift store is great too with plenty of fun toys and games for purchase. Easy access from.... more »
During the pandemic, I was in a zoom that mentioned the American Visionary Art Museum, so it was a destination now that travel is open again. I wasn't sure what I would find there, but to be sure...
During the pandemic, I was in a zoom that mentioned the American Visionary Art Museum, so it was a destination now that travel is open again. I wasn't sure what I would find there, but to be sure... more »
The museum is excellent. It has a very unique and interesting collection of art. Moreover, it has a great small yard and rather friendly staff. It is not the cheapest museum, but I think it is worth it. I'm giving it 4 stars due to rather restrictive COVID-19 rules and mask mandate. I think it is unnecessary and is not aligned with the realities of 2022.
Super interesting art museum. Lots of city history involved as well. The gift shop is super cute too. Lots of variety: beautiful earrings, magnets, cards, crystals… much more and wide range of prices also making it affordable for everyone to take a momento from here. Came here for a conference but definitely enjoyed walking the museum in between sessions.
I came to the museum on a Saturday by myself. I bought tickets the night before for about $15. It's definitely worth the price. There was 4 floors and each floor has its own theme. The art was very visual and thought provoking. Even the gift shop had interesting items to look at and purchase. There was the main museum building and then a secondary building with artwork. Both buildings had courteous staff from the reception desk to the guards around the museum to the people in the gift shop. There was metered parking right outside the building. I stayed there for about 3 hours. I recommend checking out this museum as it is very unique compared to others. I want to say more about the artist and the artwork itself but I'll let that speak for itself.
Amazing museum with plenty of exhibits and a broad variety to see. Tickets are at a good price and the staff were very helpful. You can find cool and unique things at the gift shop. Definitely worth visiting this place.
Coolest thing we did while in Baltimore. What an awesome experience with unique and thought provoking art. The museum store has a ton of unique trinkets at super low prices. 100% recommend!!
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