Baltimore is Maryland’s largest city and known for it’s beautiful harbor, as well as quirky attributes. This odd and diverse city is home to some very peculiar, yet interesting, attractions, including the American Visionary Art Museum. Located at the base of the historic Federal Hill and adjacent to downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, makes this an easy destination to get to in a Maryland car rental.

History of The American Visionary Art Museum

Rebecca Alban Hoffberger founded the American Visionary Art Museum in 1984. Over the years it has grown to be one of the most well known museums for thematic exhibitions, unique education programs, and spirited philosophies relating to visionary art.

What Is Visionary Art?

You may be wondering what visionary art is and how this museum is different than others in the area. The American Visionary Art Museum describes their museum in their mission statement, “Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself.” In short, visionary art begins by listening to the inner voices of the soul, and often may not even be thought of as ‘art’ by its creator.

American Visionary Art Museum Attractions


Today more than 70 weddings a year take place at the American Visionary Art Museum.

After School Workshops

Every Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the American Visionary Art Museum holds an after school workshop for grades 3-6. The cost for each 3-week workshop is $30 per student, and a waiver is required.

Institute For Visionary Explorers at Enoch Pratt

This is a free afterschool workshop that is held in the Enoch Pratt Free Library for students ranging from 2nd-6th grade. The after School Workshops for students to explore creative new territory inspired by our most beloved visionaries, their unusual materials, their unforgettable stories and amazing artwork.

All Things Round Exhibition

All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma s a celebration and call to awareness of the circular and voluptuous nature of life. This wholly original art exhibition features the exuberant works of 70+ inspired, intuitive artists.

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