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American Visionary Art Museum

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Neighbourhood: Federal Hill
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Address: 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
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Be prepared for the unusual and imaginative at this museum housing works by...

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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I'm a big fan of Volis Simpson and mosaic work. The "paintings" created with bread were great. If you like the unusual this is the museum for you!

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm a big fan of Volis Simpson and mosaic work. The "paintings" created with bread were great. If you like the unusual this is the museum for you!

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Timonium, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Groupon is what motivated me to make the trip downtown to visit this museum. The price was good (same as a group adult) and it had an expiration date. It was easy to park (Pay, street parking) and the access is right around the corner. We were greeted by two very pleasant staff members who gave a a brief overview... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not too many name artists here but some top quality, interesting art anyway. Especially like the wide variety of kinetic art, some large enough to ride in.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice things to see. Very big and nice building and it taught me alot about the American people.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite museum in Baltimore, been a member since 2002. American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) contains a broad collection of unusual art that makes you view common items from a different perspective. I visit monthly and always find a piece that I didn't notice before. Fun!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this quirky museum in Baltimore. Had a great new exhibit worth seeing and permanent collections. Very detailed modern art work, outdoor areas, lectures/demonstrations, hands on crafts. Kid friendly, parking on street. Close to Baltimore harbor. Will be back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their shows change regularly. Right now it is all about food. Lots of reading but lots of cool facts. The gift shop is unbelievable!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is impressive in its scope, lay-out, range of artists, and the stories of the artists' journeys. Even the building its housed in is a creative and interesting space

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the American Visionary Art Museum 3 times now. I love how the exhibits change. The artists here are self-taught. Always interesting!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum itself looks eclectic from the outside, very cool, crafty looking exterior. There was a photo exhibition by the photographer who had shot Prince's Love Sexy album cover as we entered - stunning Prince photos I had never seen before. The staff were really helpful, though the John Waters wing was closed when I went, which was the point... More 

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