I’m sure you’ve been to Baltimore a number of times, but have you ever been to the American Visionary Art Museum? It is simply amazing! Even the one in your family who doesn’t like art museums will love it!

First, what is the AVAM?

According to Wiki:

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is an art museum located in Baltimore, Maryland’s Federal Hill neighborhood at 800 Key Highway. The museum specializes in the preservation and display of outsider art (also known as “intuitive art,” “raw art,” or “art brut”). The city agreed to give the museum a piece of land on the south shore of the Inner Harbor under the condition that its organizers would clean up residual pollution from a copper paint factory and a whiskey warehouse that formerly occupied the site. It has been designated by Congress as America’s national museum for self-taught art.

The artwork is totally cool and has a meaning or story behind it. Right now the AVAM is featuring two special exhibits.  One is: Parenting: An Art without a Manual   The works are so compelling. You will laugh and probably cry as well.

The other special exhibit is: Esther and The Dream of One Loving Human Family      It features Esther Krinitz’s Holocaust survival story and some amazing pieces. This is exhibit is definitely compelling as well and extremely meaningful.

Oh, and the gift shop is sooo much fun. Cool jewelry, purses and unusual must haves as well as pure nonsensical must haves! And, throw back fun things including candy!!!!

Some of my favorites from the museum! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!!

Another one of my faves! This is so cool. And, such a creative way to tell a story!!!

So the next time you are in Baltimore, check out the museum. It will fill your soul. Totally cool place.


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