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American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
+1 410-244-1900
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Unsual Artwork

Very strange and unusual artwork fills the buildings and exterior. The artwork is done by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
OldBridgeTraveler
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NJ
Interesting Collection!

While in Baltimore, if quirky, original art interests you, go check out this museum. If this does... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dogmom11236
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Milford, Delaware
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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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  • Average5%
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800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very strange and unusual artwork fills the buildings and exterior. The artwork is done by non-professional artists. They have a unique way of looking at things and use unconventional materials to create their artwork.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Baltimore, if quirky, original art interests you, go check out this museum. If this does not appeal to you, go anyway, and you might be in for a pleasant surprise. We meandered through the various galleries and were amazed by the creativity and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a wonderful four hours here on a snowy December afternoon while my husband was in a work meeting. It was a Saturday, but it wasn't extraordinarily busy and I had ample time to look at the exhibits and read about them.There was a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AVAM is a very cool and fun museum but not your typical museum. It is dedicated to those artists who are not formally trained which does not mean they are not talented. This is definitely worth a visit especially if you are near the Harbor,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friend that had been living in Baltimore wanted to visit this place while we were there visiting her. I was so happy she wanted to go. This place was amazing. So much neat art. The main building has 3 floors and the building across...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although you might not like all of the art, depending on your taste, you will like the creativity, imagination, inspiration and talent of each artist. The backstories on the lives of these artists are moving.

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum is a great place to visit, not only for its exhibits of Outsider Art, but because it is so well presented and pleasant to tour. From the permanent collection to the Art Garden, everything is interesting and well explained including artists bios. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place never ceases to amaze us. Adult family visit included an excellent lunch at Encantada but soooo sad the former fabulous view is blocked by those buildings across the street. Baltimore let’s developers steal views all the time. Drives me nuts! The art is...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Fun, mysterious art and creativity blast. From the exhibition to the shopping store its great. This 3 building museum its a great way to spend half day.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We visited the American Visionary Art Museum during a recent visit to Baltimore. It was recommended to us from both the concierge at our hotel and a server at a local restaurant. I'm so glad we visited to see the very unique collection of art....More

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