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American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230 (Federal Hill)
410-244-1900
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Ranked #6 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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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum on a bit of a time crunch. Wish we had more time to explore. This museum piqued my curiosity, made me laugh and touched my soul. Beautiful work.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I bought a Groupon to visit the American Visionary Museum when my artist sister was in town. I thought it might be fun for her. Turns out, it was fun for me too. The ambiance does not have your typical museum quiet (and yes, sometimes stuffy) feel. You’ll visit the multiple floors and see all kinds of interesting art. Some... More

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Tucson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The AVAM was so unique! I enjoyed everything I saw, including the screen painting, the Pez collection, and yes, even the giant bra ball. I was a little disappointed that some areas were closed, but I realize renovations have to happen some time. The gift shop had so much to choose from, and I bought several books at a nicely... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The exhibit on "Humans, Souls and Robots" was highly recommended to us and was amazing. We were in there 2 hours before leaving for lunch at Ryan's a few blocks away. Great food there. We went out to eat because the museum's restaurant was closed for renovation. We had heard it was nice place to eat. Helpful staff. Videos running... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
21 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is an interesting museum with works by artists with no formal training. As you go through the displays, you can feel the drive of these artists to create and communicate in their specific "language". Nicely organized with explanations that help you gain insights into the pieces. I particularly enjoyed the screen paintings, an art form specific to Baltimore. The... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The AVAM is truly a place to put on your Baltimore itinerary. Untrained artists contribute to a yearly charging themed exhibit. It is unique and wonderful!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Visionary Art Museum is a unique showplace for fascinating work by outsider artists. Rebecca Hoffberger is a talented curator with a nonexhaustable set of creative ideas.

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baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We found the ball of bras interesting. My teenage granddaughter liked the beautiful egg that is outside. We like the many displays that showed the progression of different art.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderfully fun and quirky museum. Great for children and adults. Toothpick art was my fave. Not for everyone but if you enjoy the offbeat this museum is for you.

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laurel maryland
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is my favorite museum for off the wall art! I love the remarkable finds there, and watch for their garage sale and special events! Moderately priced art and home to SOGH art! Pick up a piece on your visit!

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