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American Visionary Art Museum
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Amazing What the Imagination Can Think Of!
Oct 29, 2014 by: Cynderella43 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
This museum is housed within three buildings, one of which contains four floors. There is also an outside garden between two of the buildings and a stargate theater. There is a lot of neat and unusual pieces and plenty of those that make you say "Wow!" We enjoyed walking around and admiring all the creative thinking. They have a great gift shop, too, which is reasonably prices and has lots of fun items to choose from. If you go, I would recommend 1.5-2 hours or more depending on how fast or slow you take in all the art. PS - If this review was helpful, please click the "YES" button. Thanks! :-D
Get thee to this art museum!
Oct 24, 2014 by: LauraDzw from
The AVAM has an eye catching exterior with sculptures and a mirrored mosaic. Inside, they have a diverse collection of modern art. They also have an amazing gift shop. It is filled with a treasure trove of five and dime knick knacks and original art. A fun place to dig for unique goodies. The food at the restaurant was ok, but you'll get more bang for your buck by going to one of the many nearby Inner Harbor restaurants.
Unique and Utterly Baltimore
Oct 24, 2014 by: willtravel4food from NC
fun little art museum cool and quirky gift shop fun for art lovers and kids close to good food area nice view of harbor
It's the outside that counts
Oct 23, 2014 by: Wanderer38N90W from Saint Louis, Missouri
Very interesting artwork. I preferred the whimsy of items on the outside. Most, if not all, the artwork originates from artists that stumbled across their gift or heard a 'calling'.
Mind Expanding Experiencee
Oct 22, 2014 by: 3Rsatbeach from Manzanita, Oregon
The AVAM attracts from first sighting with fascinating exterior murals that shimmer in the sunshine and the fun of the whirligig. The exterior sculpture court has a number of interesting sculptures made with found materials. The display of kinetic sculptures which parade or race annually was entrancing and very fun. The featured show included works of mystics and visionaries as well as people in institutions and much outside of the mainstream. It was all informative and many were objects were amazing.
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