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American Visionary Art Museum
Ranked #5 of 234 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 spans three floors.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Very interesting artwork here...you never know what you will see and that is what I love about it. We were given the disclaimer "it's kinda weird" before visiting.....it is definitely not your typical art gallery.

Thank Miriam W
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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

This is the one museum I always try to get to in my travels to Baltimore. The exhibits are always unique, well displayed and thoughtful. Since the works are by artists who have no formal training the medium, subject matter and way the art is displayed is often non traditional. I found the current temporary exhibits to be thought provoking and fascinating. The gift shop is always its own fun and uniquely rewarding time. They offer the opportunity to purchase several one of a kind pieces for those interested in collecting art from artists that often reflects perspectives that are not mainstream. If you are staying in the inner harbor area of Baltimore the museum is an easy walk.

Thank Florida563
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We first visited this museum after a disappointing afternoon of white-on-white, black-on-black at the modern art section of another local museum. It was so much more affirming to see the creativity mostly untaught artists displayed here! My wife and I have been back several times. The exhibits change and naturally not everything has struck us the same way. But we have invariably found beautiful and moving art by people who were obviously moved by deep creative forces within themselves, many of whom labored for years to make the things they did. Often the artists' stories are as interesting as their works. A short walk from the Inner Harbor, it's a lot more interesting than just visiting stores and restaurants.

Thank adv68
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Everything about this museum is unique and vivid. The special exhibits we saw (e.g., the Holocaust survivor's quilts and breast cancer victim's water colors) while 'sounding' depressing as I type, were inspirational and uplifting (even if you are bringing children). The rest of the permanent collection was enjoyable and so well worth the visit.

Thank M A
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

What a delightful surprise. This place will lift your spirits and make you want to go home and start your own art project. Fascinating, so interesting life stories, posted next to their exhibits.

Thank trainernuc
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