AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM (AVAM) is America’s official, national museum and education center for self-taught, intuitive artistry. Since its opening in 1995, the museum has sought to promote the recognition of intuitive, self-reliant, creative contribution as both an important historic and essential living piece of treasured human legacy, and has championed creative acts of social justice as life’s highest performance art. The one-of-a-kind American Visionary Art Museum is located on a 1.1 acre wonderland campus at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor. Three renovated, historic, industrial buildings house wonders created by farmers, housewives, mechanics, retired folk, the disabled, the homeless, as well as the occasional neurosurgeon—all inspired by the fire within. From carved roots to embroidered rags, tattoos to toothpicks, the visionary transforms dreams, loss, hopes, and ideals into powerful works of art. Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–6pm, Closed: Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway • Baltimore, MD • 21230