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Welcome to AVAM's press section where you can find general information about the American Visionary Art Museum, as well as press releases for our current and upcoming exhibitions and special programs, Media Kits that you can download, and more!

For additional information or questions, or to visit the museum, please contact our Director of Marketing and Communications, Helen Yuen:, or 410-244-1900 x241



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AVAM's Media Guide

Our Media Guide is a great resource for everything you want to know about AVAM, including some handy info, information about our campus and buildings, our current exhibitions, educational mission and resources, AVAM history, and community mega-events like the Kinetic Sculpture Race and Flicks From The Hill.



Current Exhibition:
Parenting: An Art without a Manual

October 6, 2018 – September 1, 2019

Download the media kit for Parenting: An Art without a Manual. AVAM focuses public attention on what might be humanity's most essential performance art — the intuitive, transformative, and complex art of parenting. The exhibition showcases works by 36 artists, created out of every conceivable medium, to best express their own personal life experience of parenting and being parented — be it good, bad, horrific, and/or sublime, alongside revelations from the latest scientific research, globally sourced wisdoms, and fun.




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THE AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM (AVAM) is America's official national museum and education center for self-taught, intuitive artistry. Since its opening in 1995, the museum has sought to promote the recognition of intuitive, self-reliant, creative contribution as both an important historic and essential living piece of treasured human legacy. The one-of-a-kind American Visionary Art Museum is located on a 1.1 acre wonderland campus at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor. Three renovated historic industrial buildings house wonders created by farmers, housewives, mechanics, retired folk, the disabled, the homeless, as well as the occasional neurosurgeon—all inspired by the fire within. From carved roots to embroidered rags, tattoos to toothpicks, the visionary transforms dreams, loss, hopes, and ideals into powerful works of art.

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