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Baltimore Sights

American Visionary Art Museum

  • 800 Key Hwy. Map It
  • Federal Hill
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/07/2014

Fodor's Review

The nation's primary museum and education center for self-taught or "outsider" art has won great acclaim by both museum experts and those who don't even consider themselves art aficionados. Seven galleries exhibit the quirky creations—paintings, sculptures, relief works, and pieces that defy easy classification—of untrained "visionary" artists working outside the mainstream art world. In addition to the visual stimulation of amazingly intricate or refreshingly inventive

works, reading the short bios of artists will give you insight to their often-moving spiritual and expressive motivations. The museum's unusual, playful philosophy extends outside its walls, with large exhibits installed in a former whiskey warehouse, an outdoor movie theater, and a 55-foot whirligig twirling in the museum's plaza.

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Sight Information

Address:

800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Maryland, 21230, United States

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Phone:

410-244–1900

Website: www.avam.org

Sight Details:

  • $15.95
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–6

Updated 10/07/2014

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Nov 2, 2003

Quirky

Don't miss the art in the restrooms.

By William

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Sep 9, 2002

An absolute hoot

This place is an absolute hoot. Some of the art is far-out, but it's good, too. Really worth a visit. The food at the cafe is good, to.

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