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Trip Advisor Creativity on Steroids
Jan 30, 2015 by: Charisse H from Brooklyn, New York
If you like your art on LSD or inspired by religion (especially if it's a space alien-worshipping religion which you've invented yourself), then this museum is not to be missed. Prepare to be dazzled by the sheer mirror-spangly fun of the works on display. Even the most hellfire and damnation pieces have a charming goofy innocence. Visionaries include everyone from Jimi Hendrix to famed outsider artist Rev. Howard Finster. You'll probably leave thinking about how to make your own art. And don't miss the gift shop - the most eclectic (or random) collection of objects for sale ever seen in the museum world.



Trip Advisor Not your usual art museum
Jan 29, 2015 by: OhMyCuriousMind from Jersey City, New Jersey
Great experience and well worth the price. I highly recommend. Wonderful artistic pieces accompanied by background info on the artist. They have pieces completely different than what you see in other well-known art museums. I recommend visiting the shop as well. Among other things, I found a good coffee table book for less than the price it is online. And they use re-useable bags. Another plus. Overall, it was a great experience.



Trip Advisor MLK Weekend
Jan 29, 2015 by: Tommy G from Arlington, Virginia
The museum had an MLK special day with free admission - that's what brought us to the Inner Harbor. The museum is very off the beaten path regarding it's contents and that's what makes it cool. They had kid's activities that kept my kids engaged.



Trip Advisor Amazing Place
Jan 21, 2015 by: Thomas K from 
The AVAM is a wide variety of unique art that satisfies the senses and intelligence of the viewer. Detailed biographies accompanied the artworks. Enlightening quotes around the walls complemented the art. There was absolutely nothing to dislike. It was a very pleasurable experience to go through the museum.



Trip Advisor Captivating eccentricity
Jan 18, 2015 by: Artful_D0dger from Beavercreek, Ohio
Definitely worth the $15.95 admission. Three buildings (though the barn was closed when we were there) and a sculpture garden offer visual stimulation and thought-provoking art. This was my first experience at a visionary art museum and possibly as a result, I was unprepared for the feelings induced by glimpsing into the pain and trauma of some of the artists.


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