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American Visionary Art Museum
Based on 714 traveler reviews
A great little museum with some very cool art pieces
Nov 24, 2014 by: dtor2013 from Clifton, New Jersey
We were in Baltimore for the day and only had a few hours to spare, so we found this thru Trip Advisor and thought it sounded like a great place to visit. It was! Some very unique artwork to view and I loved the fact that you get the story behind many of the artists. Some very incredible stories! The staff was wonderful too and explained to us that we want to visit during the first Saturday of May for the Kinetic Races! It sounds like a very fun experience - hopefully we'll be able to return!
Very interesting and unique museum in Baltimore City.
Nov 24, 2014 by: ksweeley from Baltimore, Maryland
Went here as part of the Free Fall Baltimore free admission program, has very unique artwork that isn't typically found in a typical art museum such as The Baltimore Museum of Art or The Walters Art Gallery. The American Visionary Art Museum also did a free screening of Ghostbusters at Federal Hill Park during my visit as well.
Nov 20, 2014 by: KellysGirl0805 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
What a wonderful experience. This gem is worth the time to go see. It is a small museum and will only take about 2 hours to go through. Really great work. Beautiful pieces. Amazing raw talent!
Outsider Art for thoughtful fun
Nov 19, 2014 by: 1cynthiac from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
We really enjoyed this art museum, and went there to see a kinetic sculpture exhibit. But while we were there, we had a lot of fun viewing works by "untrained" artists, and appreciating their raw talent and vision and the way that each work embodied an aspect of the human spirit. It's a fun place to go just to get another point of view and to appreciate art as creative expression that is the right of every human being. Plus, the gift shop has fun stuff! It's right by Federal Hill, which is another plus. We spread a blanket under a tree and took a 30 minute rest before going into the museum--it was a big help on a day of touring the city.
A Museum Like We Have Never Seen!
Nov 16, 2014 by: LivinglifeinPA from Allentown, PA
We recently visited this museum with friends ........what a funky place! If the outside decor of the museum doesn't lure you into this place, then (hopefully) some of the great TA reviews will! We were in the museum for hours even before we realized it. There are so many unique exhibits here...........from the cleverly wood-carved moving displays (you can push buttons to see them in motion!) in the third building to the huge chess board in the second building to the wonderfully painted window screens in the main museum itself.......just to name a few of them. And, of course, I suppose that we all know about the "flatulation" exhibit that is also in the main building. (Yes, there really is an exhibit about farting!). Trust me, you will really get HUGE rewards if you read the signage next to the works of art. Often, those were as inspiring as the artwork itself. And, ladies & gentlemen, even if you don't have to use the restrooms while you are here, please do so anyway! Surprises await you there..............
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