American Visionary Art Museum

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American Visionary Art Museum

American Visionary Art Museum
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The American Visionary Art Museum is the nation's museum for self-taught, intuitive artistry. Three historic buildings house wonders created by farmers, housewives, mechanics, the disabled, the homeless, as well as the occasional neurosurgeon—all inspired by the fire within. From carved roots to embroidered rags, tattoos to toothpicks, ‘the visionary’ transforms dreams, loss, hopes, and ideals into powerful works of art. "one of the most fantastic museums anywhere in America" - CNN "Best Museum in Maryland" - USA Today "a temple of outsider art" - New York Times. Tickets: $9.95-15.95. Children 6 and under and museum members are free.
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Jeff W
Pine Knoll Shores, NC25 contributions
Liberal love festival.
Oct 2021 • Family
What do you expect from a liberal museum, if you are of Christian beliefs or Conservative values this is not for you. Plenty of art showing that all conservatives are racist and all conservatives are violent but not one display about the attacks on conservatives by antifa or BLM. So much for Love and tolerance.
Written October 15, 2021
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7wonderstraveler
Hugo, MN1,035 contributions
Interesting and fun!
Sep 2021 • Couples
This museum is incredible and it can easily be seen in about 2 hours. I loved the imagination of the artists and the background of how this museum got started. Bringing art to troubled youths has proven great outcomes in many cities with high crime. I can honestly say that I was laughing hysterically at the “fart” art.
Written October 3, 2021
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Mominct24
Stamford180 contributions
Interesting for teens but not safe enough
Sep 2021 • Family
Teens enjoyed the weird but powerful stuff. Only giving 3 stars because it was way too crowded during COVID. Plus there’s a long line in even if you buy tickets beforehand. And no instruction that you have to wait online. Perhaps they should start doing timed tickets on the half hours to disperse the crowds a bit. I ended up leaving early because I was just too nervous even being vaccinated and they were strict with masks.
Written September 4, 2021
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Ely W
Harrisburg, PA4 contributions
always interesting
Aug 2021
Every time we are in Baltimore we make it a point to visit here it always has something new and interesting.
Written August 16, 2021
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Lisa P
4 contributions
If you’re looking for weird stuff this is your place
Aug 2021
Lots and lots of weird stuff but displayed imaginatively. . There was a exhibit of textiles from a Holocaust survivor imparted meaning to the textiles. Best museum shop in the world.
Written August 4, 2021
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Mark R
Meadville, PA43 contributions
Interesting Experience
Jul 2021
Very interesting and unique museum. A little something for all art interests. Quirky at times, deeply moving at others. Certainly worth a visit if in the Baltimore area!
Written August 4, 2021
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gt6243c
Baltimore, MD118 contributions
Frustrating Entry Experience
Jul 2021
This reason for my poor review is due to my experience and not the museum collection.

I purchased my ticket online with a timed entry, which the website stated was required. I arrived shortly before my ticketed time and waited outside because the line inside seemed to be quite long. When I finally joined the line, it was to find only one person working at the entrance. She was having to handle membership purchases, sell tickets for times later in the day, and print the receipts for those of us with prepurchased tickets. I was able to start my visit approximately 30 minutes after my ticketed time.

The museum's main building seemed crowded, and it was difficult to stay socially distanced. The Jim Rouse Visionary Center was much more enjoyable and less crowded.
Written July 31, 2021
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Leo
2 contributions
Really changed it up in terms of visual museum
Jul 2021 • Solo
It was nice. Saw outside art with the windmill and also inside. For the first time on the first floor I was disturbed and creeped out by some of the art but I really liked that cause usually it’s not often I feel uncomfortable.
Written July 30, 2021
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RoyBoy
20 contributions
A Unique Art Museum
Jul 2021
The museum specializes in outsider art, generally defined as work by intuitive and self-trained artists. A fascinating and fun visit. While some of the works were light-hearted, while others reflected the artist's deep feeling or beliefs.. An exhibit of the beautifully embroidered panels by Esther Krinitz documenting her family history following the Nazi invasion of Poland was especially moving. Save some time to visit "Side Show," a museum gift shop like no other!
Written July 18, 2021
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Dave M
Baltimore, MD146 contributions
Interesting exhibits from unknown artists
Jun 2021
The museum specializes in the preservation and display of outsider art. Its exhibitions examine the relationship of art to the human condition. The shows on exhibition when we visited included a reflection on One Human Family and The Secret Life of Earth - both exhibitions were thought provoking, profoundly moving, and beautiful. The gift shop had a lot of fun things for both adults and children, so don't miss it.
Written July 1, 2021
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