Welcome to the American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore, MD)

American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore MD

American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore MD

A few years ago, while I was still at Charming, my boss had the grand idea of whisking the entire creative dept off to Baltimore for a day and treating us to the American Visionary Art Museum on Key Highway. It was a planning nightmare from the start and one of those rocket ships that never seems to get off the ground. Fast forward to this past weekend, where the wife had a conference (and a room) @ the Marriot Waterfront. I forgot the name of the museum, so I shot my ole boss a text to which he responded quickly with both the name… and deep regret at not getting any of us there. The trip was a phenomenal hour and forty minutes, the weather was spectacular and the museum was everything I was told it’d be… and more. For some pictures of my experience (I wasn’t allowed to take any inside… but I did anyway), head after the JUMP.


Outside the Museum, a pinwheel

Industrial Pinwheel

American Visionary Art Musuem (front)

The front of the American Visionary Art Museum is covered with mirrors.

Motorcycle sculpture

Motorcycle sculpture, with real headlights!

Untitled (Seven Panels) by James Franklin Snodgrass, c.1990-94

Untitled (Seven Panels) by James Franklin Snodgrass, c.1990-94 from the Permanent Collection Gallery

Sculpture outside the restrooms in the basement

Sculpture outside the restrooms in the basement

Dick Brown's mosaic Bluebird of Happiness

Dick Brown's mosaic Bluebird of Happiness outside the JRVC

Jim Rouse Visionary Center
Dr. Tom Evermor's 40-foot Phoenix

Dr. Tom Evermor's 40-foot Phoenix reaches up to David Hess' 38-foot wide Bird's Nest observation balcony

Call them not your children call them your builders

Call them not your children call them your builders from the Talmud

Andrew Logan's 8-foot Cosmic Galaxy Egg

Andrew Logan's 8-foot Cosmic Galaxy Egg

Wedding held in the JRVC

Wedding held in the JRVC with Andrew Logan's 12-ft Divine

An entry in the Kinetic Sculpture Race, in the form of a giant poodle.

An entry in the Kinetic Sculpture Race

An entry in the Kinetic Sculpture Race, of the hot air balloon variety

Benjamin Lucas's totem

Benjamin Lucas's totem, featuring Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Jimmy Hendrix and Janis Joplin.

Emily Duffy's 5-foot diameter Bra Ball

Emily Duffy's 5-foot diameter Bra Ball

Wedding in the JRVC

More entries in the Kinetic Sculpture Race decorate the scene of a wedding

Ummm.. robots.

A wall of wine... boxes.

Untitled #609

Bruenchenhein's #609

One of the exhibitions running on the third floor from March 2, 2010 – March 2, 2011 is the Centennial Celebration of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein. An artist born in Milwuakee, Wisc. who was well ahead of his time… and our time for that matter, EVB created some pretty magical paintings featuring premonitions of alien worlds and outer space. His work which was created in the mid 1900’s was not appreciated till well after his death in 1983.

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