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American Visionary Art Museum
Based on 754 traveler reviews
Funky, fun, inspirational. A "must see" for fans of outsider art.
Jan 31, 2015 by: Jaime P from Galway, Ireland
The passages written about and by the artists and their artwork were inspirational. Much of the art involved use of found objects. If you are a fan of "outsider art," definitely check this place out. I especially liked the mechanical cabaret art. The gift shop was awesome and very affordable--a lot of old toys and stuff you would find at a punk rock flea market. If I lived closer, I'd be a regular here.
Creativity on Steroids
Jan 30, 2015 by: Charisse H from Brooklyn, New York
If you like your art on LSD or inspired by religion (especially if it's a space alien-worshipping religion which you've invented yourself), then this museum is not to be missed. Prepare to be dazzled by the sheer mirror-spangly fun of the works on display. Even the most hellfire and damnation pieces have a charming goofy innocence. Visionaries include everyone from Jimi Hendrix to famed outsider artist Rev. Howard Finster. You'll probably leave thinking about how to make your own art. And don't miss the gift shop - the most eclectic (or random) collection of objects for sale ever seen in the museum world.
Not your usual art museum
Jan 29, 2015 by: OhMyCuriousMind from Jersey City, New Jersey
Great experience and well worth the price. I highly recommend. Wonderful artistic pieces accompanied by background info on the artist. They have pieces completely different than what you see in other well-known art museums. I recommend visiting the shop as well. Among other things, I found a good coffee table book for less than the price it is online. And they use re-useable bags. Another plus. Overall, it was a great experience.
Jan 29, 2015 by: Tommy G from Arlington, Virginia
The museum had an MLK special day with free admission - that's what brought us to the Inner Harbor. The museum is very off the beaten path regarding it's contents and that's what makes it cool. They had kid's activities that kept my kids engaged.
Jan 21, 2015 by: Thomas K from
The AVAM is a wide variety of unique art that satisfies the senses and intelligence of the viewer. Detailed biographies accompanied the artworks. Enlightening quotes around the walls complemented the art. There was absolutely nothing to dislike. It was a very pleasurable experience to go through the museum.
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