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American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
+1 410-244-1900
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Eclectic Treasure

This is one museum you have to experience to appreciate! The exhibits are like none you have ever... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2015
Madison, Alabama
Fasinating Artwork

Had a wonderful time exploring all the unusual art work. Great gift shop. Met one of the artists... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2015
West Haven, Connecticut
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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 spans three floors.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
Federal Hill
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is one museum you have to experience to appreciate! The exhibits are like none you have ever seen before. Wonderful examples of non-traditional art.

Thank DLyles
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Had a wonderful time exploring all the unusual art work. Great gift shop. Met one of the artists whose work is on display.

Thank seasidewh48
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This museum is amazing. The exhibits range from pictures to three dimensional objects to working models. Everywhere you look there are things to see, even in the restrooms. Each section has information about the artist and it is so interesting because these are artists who...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I had not been to a museum quite like this before. The outside of the museum is worth the trip alone! There are countless fascinating art pieces and stories about the artists throughout. After our second visit, my (at that time future wife) wife and...More

Thank Jasmine540
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is folk art in its most unrestricted forms. Paintings and sculpture like nothing you will find anywhere else. This art is not just outside the box but nowhere near the box. My husband and I usually enjoy more traditional art museums but AVAM is...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Loved reading about all the artists and their backgrounds. Looking forward to a return trip to see the Hope exhibit this fall

Thank Sharon V
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We spent a few hours one afternoon here. Was a great place to see for any fan of "outsider art." The only disappointment was that the second floor was closed because they were installing the next exhibit. Lots to see, so plan your time accordingly....More

Thank MillineryMaven
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Wacky museum but fun. The restaurant has yummy food and gift shop is crazy fun. They also do outdoor movies during the summer!

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Zany art and a good place to catch some photos outside - enjoy visiting and thinking about the outdoor art - different perspective to my own, and so really worthwhile to catch a change of thought pattern!

Thank Storm15661
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

To be fair we are not artsy fartsy kinda people. We thought it looked cool from the outside and a local recommended it as something neat to do. The main gallery is alright but like I said we're not art people so we wandered around...More

Thank Jay R
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