It's your last chance to experience AVAM's 19th original show, hailed by Art & Antiques Magazine as "one of the most thought-provoking museum exhibitions mounted recently." This stirring exhibit harnesses the enchanting visual delights of remarkable visionaries and cutting-edge futurists, including Kenny Irwin Jr., Rigo 23, Lindsey Bessanson, Fred Carter, Allen Christian, Alex Grey, Ray Kurzweil, O.L. Samuels, and many more. It's a hot-wired blend of art, science, humor, caution and hope!
Our educational mission includes preparing materials for teachers to make their class visits more fun and informative. You can download PDF files here to print as handouts for your students when they visit the museum and for use in the classroom.
Allen Christian, detail: Piano Family, 2012, spare piano parts
October 5, 2013–August 31, 2014
AVAM's newest exhibition takes on its most complex subject yet: examining the rapid and ever-increasing impact of artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, genetics, 3D printing and Big Data on nearly every aspect of human life. This thought-provoking exhibit investigates technology's influence on issues of privacy and surveillance, employment and manufacturing, longevity and health, defense and warfare, farming and food, access to global and personal information, creative invention, and entertainment. This is high stakes, new territory never before negotiated by any prior civilization. Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired Magazine, well-defined the unprecedented nature of our times: "Singularity is the point at which all the change in the last million years will be superseded by the change in the next five minutes."
NEW! Educational Materials:
- Human, Soul & Machine: Visionary Activites for the Classroom
- Exhibition Primary School Scavenger Hunt
- Exhibition Secondary School Scavenger Hunt
- 2013-14 Workshop Menu
CLICK HERE to view an archive of educational materials from our past exhibitions.
"BALTIMORE BLUES" Art Car featured in AVAM's JRVC
Building an ArtCar can be a fun project for both individuals and as class projects - your class can even be in the next art car parade! Download this handy guide to get started: