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American Visionary Art Museum
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Wild and wacky art museum!
Nov 26, 2014 by: suzieqmom from West Windsor Township, New Jersey
If you like non-traditional, hands-on, or funky art exhibits, then this is the museum for you. With everything from sculptures to mosaics, paintings to tapestries, this museum features--as its title suggests--visionary works of art. While there are some permanent exhibits, most of the exhibits change on a fairly regular basis, so it is worth visiting more than once. Because most of the art is colorful, multi-dimensional, and often just plain weird, kids will love this museum as much as the adults do. There are two multi-storied buildings, as well as outdoor sculpture, so there is plenty to see--which is a good thing, because admission to this museum is not cheap ($10 for kids, $16 for adults, as of this writing). However, it is conveniently located near several major Baltimore attractions, such as the aquarium, the museum of science, and Fort McHenry, to name a few, which is another reason to include the American Visionary Art Museum as part of your itinerary.
A great little museum with some very cool art pieces
Nov 24, 2014 by: dtor2013 from Clifton, New Jersey
We were in Baltimore for the day and only had a few hours to spare, so we found this thru Trip Advisor and thought it sounded like a great place to visit. It was! Some very unique artwork to view and I loved the fact that you get the story behind many of the artists. Some very incredible stories! The staff was wonderful too and explained to us that we want to visit during the first Saturday of May for the Kinetic Races! It sounds like a very fun experience - hopefully we'll be able to return!
Very interesting and unique museum in Baltimore City.
Nov 24, 2014 by: ksweeley from Baltimore, Maryland
Went here as part of the Free Fall Baltimore free admission program, has very unique artwork that isn't typically found in a typical art museum such as The Baltimore Museum of Art or The Walters Art Gallery. The American Visionary Art Museum also did a free screening of Ghostbusters at Federal Hill Park during my visit as well.
Nov 20, 2014 by: KellysGirl0805 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
What a wonderful experience. This gem is worth the time to go see. It is a small museum and will only take about 2 hours to go through. Really great work. Beautiful pieces. Amazing raw talent!
Outsider Art for thoughtful fun
Nov 19, 2014 by: 1cynthiac from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
We really enjoyed this art museum, and went there to see a kinetic sculpture exhibit. But while we were there, we had a lot of fun viewing works by "untrained" artists, and appreciating their raw talent and vision and the way that each work embodied an aspect of the human spirit. It's a fun place to go just to get another point of view and to appreciate art as creative expression that is the right of every human being. Plus, the gift shop has fun stuff! It's right by Federal Hill, which is another plus. We spread a blanket under a tree and took a 30 minute rest before going into the museum--it was a big help on a day of touring the city.
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