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American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
+1 410-244-1900
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World's Best Museum Gift Shop

The museum is great - totally unique artistic creations from what is mostly a local art scene... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hartford, Connecticut
Not for me

I thought this museum was supposed to be a mix of avant garde and primitive art. Well, it's heavy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
york, pa
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
Federal Hill
+1 410-244-1900
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is great - totally unique artistic creations from what is mostly a local art scene. Miniatures, kinetic sculptures, assemblies of stuff are in abundance. It is well worth the price of admission - and I saw it when it was changing over to...More

Thank RedVegMag
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I thought this museum was supposed to be a mix of avant garde and primitive art. Well, it's heavy on the avant garde, not so much the primitive. One floor was closed the day I was there, so maybe I didn't get the full view....More

Thank yellowlabmom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An awesome place for seeing wonderfully weird art. Some exhibits are permanent many are rotating. Well worth the price of admission and good for teenagers that have some arts appreciation. Awesome gift shop as well with funny and strange things at all price levels. Wonderful...More

Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only saw the back building of this place as we were there for a wedding, but the art installations were both creative and fun, a lot of modern, bizarre stuff.

Thank pabirds
Reviewed 1 week ago

Baltimore is blessed with great art museums, but this one stands out and should not be missed. Very moving exhibits of beautiful self-taught art, in most cases reflecting the inner struggles of the artist. Visit the large museum store, packed full of weird and wonderful...More

Thank Johan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I discovered this museum about 10 years ago and was in awe of the variety of art that was displayed. We now visit every time we are in Baltimore. I love reading the stories about each of the non-traditional artists. Might not...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the unique creations at this museum. The exhibit when we went was food creations and some of the art was amazing. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank DW-BB2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The current exhibition is all about food, from art on lunchboxes, spinning mandalas made with paper plates, to bread art and more. The permanent displays of outsider art make this place one of the best stops in Baltimore. Don't miss it!

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art on display at this literally fabulous museum is unique in every sense of the word. Many one-of-a-kind objects from the minds and hands of one-of-a-kind people.reveal the powers of obsession and devotion, of mania and vision. The setting is a masterpiece of urban...More

Thank br_tobias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like different kind of art and unique expression this is the museum. It is conveniently located in the inner harbor of Baltimore. If you are a Bank of America patron get free entrance on dirt weekend of the month

Thank Diane E
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