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American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230 (Federal Hill)
410-244-1900
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Ranked #5 of 157 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Arts and crafts
Traveler Description: The American Visionary Art Museum is a fabulous museum of  "Folk Art" right near the inner harbor.  It's really art that is done by untrained... more »
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We always enjoy a visit to the AVAM and to the gift shop, Sideshow. At risk of seeming prudish, I don't think some of the art / content is a match for younger children but I think it's all fair game for teens and up, and I appreciate the real range of ideas, perspectives and emotions presented by the many... More

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Shenandoah Valley Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is very unique... if you like unique American Art you will love it. It is the type of Art that you will be thinking about and talking about for weeks after seeing it.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Be honest and ask yourself if you actually enjoy "modern" art before you spend the money to visit this museum. I do not, and that is why I would not return. Examples of pieces include a pez dispenser collection, a ball made of bras, various things incorporating human hair, and generic landscapes painted on window screens that you can see... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This museum has some pretty cool/unique pieces of art. This is why we were attracted to go there. You are not allowed to take photos. Overall, it's worth the affordable price to attend.

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Loudonville, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I love art museums, my husband does not. We visited here while on an anniversary trip and both loved it! It was constantly visually interesting. The gift shop was great fun as well.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was the most inspirational display of art I have ever seen Everything was totally unique and different The support staff is very friendly, polite and professional I highly recommend this museum to anyone open to viewing unusual unexpected and delightful contemporary art

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London, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Interesting collecting of non-traditional, art moderne. Enoyed our 90 minute visit thoroughly. Leisurely 20 minute walk from the Science Center.

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Long Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This Art Museum is filled with works by artist with no formal training and I am totally amazed every time I visit ! Don't cheat yourself by not visiting The American Visionary Art Museum ! The gift shop is also filled with quirky stuff and things I remember as a kid .

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baltimore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you are new or visiting Bmore, go. It's eclectic. Why not?! Art is art everywhere. But the AVAM is art in Bmore. Experience the culture of the city.

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

For an unusual art experience that will be appreciated by all , this is the place to visit. Highly talented artists expressing their individual points of view. Could spend hours there and did. Do not miss this museum!

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