I can't help but rave over the wonderful qualities of the American Visionary Art Museum. It's like nothing I've seen before and an absolute must if you visit Baltimore. The museum is loaded with the works of self-taught artists, many of whom excel in their crafts, and some of whom have really unique world views. You can also view examples of Baltimore's local art, particularly screen paintings and entries into the annual kinetic sculpture race. The current special exhibition "The Art of Storytelling: Lies, Enchantment, Humor, and Truth" is excellent, particularly the wonderful embroidery art of Esther Krinitz, which tell a story of the holocaust and the disintegration of her Jewish village in Poland during the 1940's. We always enjoy the glittery bling sculpture (incorporating mosaics of mirrors and jewels) which is distributed throughout the museums two buildings and grounds. The museum shop is also quite unusual with wonderful works of visionary art, unusual publications, and dime store tricks. There is a restaurant, Mr. Rain's Fun House, on the top floor of the museum with a great view of Baltimore harbor. Metered parking is easily available on the street next to the museum.