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.
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.