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American Visionary Art Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This a fun, bright eclectic museum, with really thoughtful exhibits; some fun, some colorful, some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Griswold, Connecticut
Very Fun Museum

We have visited most museums in Baltimore, but never made it to the AVA. Such a great museum... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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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 via mobile

Got all the way down to this unique museum on a Sunday afternoon - and it was closed for a wedding. Sooo disappointing! But we walked around the building, saw some interesting things on the grounds and put it on our list to see the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This a fun, bright eclectic museum, with really thoughtful exhibits; some fun, some colorful, some wacky and some sad. Very approachable. We met one artist, when we stopped to use the restrooms. His exhibit was between the two bathrooms, and it had to do with...More

Thank cjyap
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited most museums in Baltimore, but never made it to the AVA. Such a great museum - left the museum in a very upbeat mood. The exhibits were well displayed - some were thought provoking - some were simply entertaining. Do not miss...More

Thank chocolatetown13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always love visiting this museum, I have had a membership on and off over the past 10 years. The range of amazing heart, much of it by artists who are not classically trained, is really fantastic. We really enjoy special treats like the fart...More

Thank moorthyr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lot of fun neat things here, and I think younger visitors would enjoy the experience with a lot of kinetic sculptures that provide an interactive experience, vibrant and colorful.

Thank skip f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very different kind of art experience which was recommended to us from a friend from Philadelphia. We did go there and enjoyed it immensely. It is difficult to describe. The price was reasonable and it is a good way to spend an hour or...More

Thank Fastphilad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the American Visionary Art Museum while we were in Baltimore this past weekend. It was fantastic! Very different and contemporary art displays. There are three separate buildings plus some outside sculptures, but all easily doable in an hour or two. There are some...More

Thank Laurie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a fun museum, visually crazy and fun. Also has a good restaurant that has good vegetarian options.

Thank angimio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve always been a fan of raw art (« art brut ») and this place is packed with great artwork! Plus the buildings have great architecture and design (even the bathrooms have artworks!!)

Thank Sacha F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum captures the variety of work that self taught artists create. Interesting back stories to the artists and how they developed their craft.

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