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American Visionary Art Museum
Based on 684 traveler reviews
where the different drummer calls home
Sep 29, 2014 by: travaillour from New Jersey
unfortunately, they were gearing up for a new exhibition so there wasn't much to see in the main building but got the idea of the place. The permanent collection is not to be missed as is the gift shop. It is an experience in and of itself. I wish I had gotten more little junk pieces to make my own unique stuff. I do highly recommend going there and reading what the artists have written. It is good that these talented people have a place to be recognized. The staff is friendly and seem to enjoy being there. catch the banner line across the street from the visitors center. the museum is across the street from the rusty scupper and on the banner route ending at fort mc henry. the building is a jewel and the bird family is a joy. you can see the wheel art from a distance..You are not allowed to take pictures at all. the banner bus does not stop at the door but the museum is wheelchair accessable.
Weird, weird and yet fun
Sep 28, 2014 by: DavidTAC from Calgary, Canada
Although part of the museum was closed when we visited, we did see art produced by artists on the edge (they kind of make van Gogh look like he had a good life). Some we liked, some we laughed and some we cried over. Sometimes the blurbs about the artist seemed odd as well. If you want something unique, not the tried and true, this may be your place.
Mosaics class was outstanding!
Sep 23, 2014 by: Cornerturned from
I'm an out-of-towner who traveled for a mosaics class that was well worth it! The building itself is fascinating and you can't miss the pink poodle, bottle covered car, and more! Rick Shelley's class was great and the enthusiasm overwhelming. I'd head to the museum anytime.
Great museum with a good restaurant
Sep 21, 2014 by: KatieMargaret from Brooklyn, New York
I love this museum. We've seen some great exhibits. And there's a nice outdoor space as well, if you can visit during nice weather.
Sep 19, 2014 by: Judith S from Cleveland, Ohio
Attended the museum as a wedding guest. How fun. Beautiful site for a wedding. Loved the robots and other great exhibits. The reception was held on the third floor.
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