December 27th, 2018
Located in the Federal Hill neighborhood, the American Visionary Art Museum features wacky, out-of-the-box, creative art from individuals who are not formally trained artists. The 67,000-square-foot exhibition space has a permanent collection of 4,000 pieces, including works by visionary artists like Ho Baron, Nek Chand, Howard Finster, and Vanessa German. The mediums range from buses covered in glass pieces to a gorgeous wheel made from paper plates and straws to a life-sized Angry Bird made of Peeps. The museum’s main building features three floors of exhibits, and the campus includes a Tall Sculpture Barn and Wildflower Garden, along with large exhibition and event spaces in the Jim Rouse Visionary Center.
Admission to the museum is $15.95 for adults, $13.95 for seniors, and $9.95 for children. On Saturdays at 2:30 p.m., enjoy a free drop-in guided tour with a volunteer to hear the stories of the visionaries and their artwork. Visit the American Visionary Art Museum Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.