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American Visionary Art Museum
Based on 712 traveler reviews
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..............
Reall Fun with Children!
Nov 15, 2014 by: Kara77005 from Houston, Texas
My 11 yr is an artist but even if your child isn't, they will enjoy this museum! The outside of the Museum is what first lured us in. There is a giant hand and a giant nest and a coo coo clock on the outside of building. There is a really cool garden too w/ a drift wood structure that children can climb on. Inside there are all sorts of exhibits that appeal to young and old. I loved some of the Amish artwork and all the different mediums that the artists used. There was a really cool dinosaur that was made out of items found on the beach. My daughter and I enjoyed studying it closely to identify doll body parts, shovels, trucks and on and on. And if your child is anything like mine, they will love the Fart exhibit in the basement! Go figure
Nov 12, 2014 by: Beatriz J from
Great pieces of art, history and imagination. Amazing creativity sculptures made from objects that usually for the average people would be garbage, but for a creative artist became a beautiful hippo.
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