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American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
+1 410-244-1900
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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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800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
Federal Hill
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Reviewed yesterday

You have the art museum. Then you have the American Visionary Art Museum. If you only enjoy average art museums, this museum is not for you. If you enjoy something that is completely different from your typical art museum, this is worth your visit.

Thank JohnBCowgill
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fun, cool and quirky! Great to go to solo or with friends. Also has fantastic and FREE outdoor movies in the summer!

Thank Rebecca C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A remarkable collection of works on the margins of conventional art, and you may well envision the world differently after going through it. Painting, sculpture, collages, costumes, oversize things, things that have no name... Definitely interesting.

Thank licklider
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend was a little worried when she suggested we check out the AVAM that we might not enjoy it, but she was so wrong. It was an absolute blast and totally worth the entry fee. Every piece has its own point of view and...More

Thank Echolynn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is interesting for all ages from kids to adults. It consists of abstract art. It also has a nice little gift shop inside. Worth visiting, because it is different.

Thank Caramel38
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. make sure you plan enough time to thoroughly enjoy the experience.

Thank dalyassociates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your usual museum fare here. Come and enjoy the multiple layers of unusual art from a host of non professional artists. It will blow your mind.

Thank 64briggs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is so fascinating. So much to see. Not work done by traditionally trained artists. Just very unique, and frankly kind of whacky, art that you don't see all the time. The hallway at the entrance had an exhibit with postcards on which people...More

Thank Wendy G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have an interest in seeing modern art in all its splendor, then this is the place to go! When we were there, we visited on elf the galleries about food int he United States, and it was well-curated and excellently done. On elf...More

Thank Susan and Phyl T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit with the young and the old. Parking was great, right outside the building. The museum backs to Fells Point, a great lookout to the Inner Harbor.

Thank Scottie476
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