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American Visionary Art Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wowee...what fun.

We just loved this place.Very unique, filled with interesting hand-crafted art and artifacts... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Susan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Entertaining and enlightening

I had read about this museum several months ago in a magazine and decided to spend part of my one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Be prepared for the unusual and imaginative at this museum housing works by non-mainstream artists, including the "whirligig", a 55-foot wind-powered sculpture, a 10-foot model of the Lusitania made entirely out of match sticks and a mobile that...more
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800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
Federal Hill
+1 410-244-1900
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We just loved this place.Very unique, filled with interesting hand-crafted art and artifacts. Don't miss this wonderful place to admire, explore and experience non-traditional art. And the gift shop is a show-stopper. Totally different from any museum gift shop. More like a fun house with...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read about this museum several months ago in a magazine and decided to spend part of my one day in Baltimore visiting it. I’m so glad I did! It’s so cool and very different from most other art museums. These art works are...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this museum twice, 8 years apart, and both times were memorable, astonishing even, and inspiring. From the mirror-mosaic exterior cladding to the surprising details of the collection inside, the experience conveys a wonderful message to value the creativity in each of us.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this museum is one of a kind. the artists and their pieces are strange and unique. even though its a small museum, my daughter and i spent 3 hours looking around & taking pictures. the gift shop was just as different as the museum and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our Middle School grandkids to pass a rainy Sunday afternoon. Why have we never been here before? This place is terrific. The new exhibit: Earth, Alive, Awake and Possibly Angry is perfect for young people who care about the environment. I also loved the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 530kayw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is all art from self- taught artists. Wide variety of talents. Many moving stories. There are great quotes along the walls. The gift shop is delightful. There is even art outdoors, such as the Blue Bird of Happiness. Don't forget the building next door.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wing_anda_Prayer1210
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was very interesting and enjoyable. I would recommend this for anyone visiting Baltimore that is looking for something out of the ordinary.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lisadip
Reviewed October 8, 2019

First of all- let yourself have at least 30 minutes in the museum's shop which is almost even better than the actual museum! Second - the museum is very interesting. The works presented are not all in the same level since the concept is art...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Great place for parties and weddings, the multiple floors are fun and many cool exhibits to see too.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DParksBmore
Reviewed October 6, 2019

We were invited, as "Far-Out" members (living outside Baltimore) to the preview party for the new exhibition. Wow! It's clear that Baltimore loves their Visionary Arts! The museum presents its vision of our natural world, it's ecology and climate and the effects we are having...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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January 29, 2019|
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Response from curlyheadAsheville | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anything specifically kid directed but I do think that this is a good museum for kids because the offerings are so visually interesting and everything has a story.
January 29, 2019|
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Response from Breathingmagic | Reviewed this property |
ok so I would call first. I initially said YES because my son was very much into such things at a young age and the museum often has sock puppet work shops etc. so you may want to schedule a visit when it is geared... More
May 25, 2017|
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Response from gr8fish2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they allow strollers.
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