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American Visionary Art Museum
Based on 767 traveler reviews
Different and fun
Feb 25, 2015 by: terra o from Hillsborough, North Carolina
Not your normal art museum. It has two buildings of exhibits and some outdoor art between the two. You've got to read some of the blurbs posted with the art to really appreciate it. Fascinating stories. Really wish they had a book on Rev. Howard Finster and his work. (Lots of color photos and narratives and I'd have bought it.) I would not suggest bringing young children here; kids would be bored except for the cool sculptures you can see on the grounds before going in. Our teen had trouble getting interested in any of the work, stating he was convinced every artist featured was on LSD. He went out to the car to play games on his phone. But, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Rusty Scupper with harbor views was a good place to grab lunch afterward and it is just across the street; no need to move the car.
Feb 23, 2015 by: judarg from Minneapolis MN USA
Expressions of the human spirit in all its creative glory. Often wondrously moving or hilarious and sometimes both at the same time. Do not miss.
Feb 19, 2015 by: PamWihteHallMaryland from Wihte Hall Maryland
This museum takes you on a trip down memory lane with some of the exhibits. It has a whole range of art displayed from kooky to serious.
Costly and Boring!
Feb 19, 2015 by: Robert G from Baltimore, Maryland
Why should you have to pay a fee to get into this museum that offers nothing to its viewers. What is this place good for? Well, they have a great loft in one of their buildings for weddings. But, if you want to have a wedding in an attic like "Anne Frank in hiding" then this is the place for you!
Feb 18, 2015 by: Joe S from Baltimore, Maryland
AVAM is a must-visit museum. It is absolutely fantastic, and you will see things you have never experienced in any other museum. Go! Enjoy!
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