American Visionary Art MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States, 21230
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4102441900
- Fax: +1-4102445858
- Ticket Price: 16 USD
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Social, Arts, Museums
This is America’s National museum for raw and intuitive Art. The beautiful museum in an equally beautiful setting, the mission is to be beautiful inside out. The government granted this small piece of land in the name of the museum on a condition that the organizers and officials will clean the copper junk from a former factory as well as the waste of a whiskey refinery. The team went on to finish this task successfully, thus gaining the title of the National Museum.
The museum now covers a huge area with thousands of permanent exhibits. This includes works of famous visionary artists such as Ho Baron, Nek Chand, Howard Finster, Ted Gordon, Gregory Warmack, Clyde Jones, Leonard Knight, William Kureleck, Mary Proctor, Leo Sewell, Judith Scott, Vollis Simpson, Ben Wilson and many others. Another specialty of this museum is that there is no permanent curator in here. They bring guest curators to enhance the charm of the various shows held here. This is altogether one of the most popular attractions of the city.
- No luggage or food is allowed in the museum.
- Photography is not allowed in the museum.
- It is an ideal place for school trips.
- USD 13.95 (60 years and up).
- USD 9.95 (student/ children).
- Free for the children under 6 years and below.
- Brio Tuscan grille
- Rusty Scupper Restaurant and Bar
- The Cheesecake factory
- Blue Agave Restaurant
- The James Joyce Pub
- Fleming’s Pine Steakhouse and Wine Bar
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The art in this place is called "visionary" for a reason. Its Not like any "regular" art museum. The level of creativity and use of media in each piece or installation is incredible. This is definitely a place to avoid if you onlyt have a short time for a quick walk through. A lot of fun pieces here, but a great deal of social commentary and reflections on human interaction as well. Great for kids and adults.
I would tell you if you are only going to see one museum in Baltimore, make it this one. The exhibits are constantly changing, I've been going for years and there is always something new. Especially if you like Visionary and surreal art. Also the restaurant is worth checking out as well, it's not the typical "catch the tourist while they're hungry with overpriced cafeteria food" affair. It stands on it's own as a great place for good and drink. This place is a "must see" in Baltimore.
Love this museum! Always eye catching. Every level has eye popping art. Clean cool bathroom. There’s a cafe upstairs, very beautiful! (Never eaten there) Right by federal hill. If you’re a Bank of America card holder, you can get in free every 1st weekend of the month!!!!!! But you have to mention it in order to get the deal! They won’t mention it for you!
Went specifically to visit/shop at art bazaar Thanksgiving weekend. Lots of unusual items and bought several nice things. Looked around the building as well. Not a run of the mill art museum but enjoyed exhibits very much. Will return another day when in Bmore again.
This was the highlight to my trip to Baltimore. This holds some of the finest examples of modern off-beat artworks that fill your soul with joy. Three levels of paintings, carvings, statues and curios that come from fresh perspectives and beautiful minds. Some might call it weird or quirky - I call it heaven sent. The gift shop is just as glorious - packed full of goodies, including original art; and the upstairs restaurant / Café is a great place to refuel - full of art and friendly service! Loved this place so much!!