Ways you can Support AVAM

Support events like AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race!


The American Visionary Art Museum can only continue its incredible original exhibitions and high-spirited educational programming and special events with the support of leaders in the community. Each year, AVAM partners with major corporations, foundations, and individuals to present original exhibitions, public programs, film series, educational activities, and more. We offer a versatile facility, an attractive audience, and a staff committed to developing a strong relationship with our donors.

We provide special opportunities for affiliation, partnership, and access, which includes visibility, hospitality opportunities, and benefits for your employees, colleagues and their families. We can tailor a giving opportunity that will best serve your promotional, marketing, and philanthropic objectives. Our goal is to create unique collaborations that are mutually beneficial.

Sponsorship Opportunities include:


AVAM provides exhibition sponsorship opportunities for our annual original thematic mega-exhibition, as well as for our smaller rotating shows.

NOW AVAILABLE: Sponsorships for our 2015-2016 mega theme exhibition entitled YUMMM! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food. This fall, AVAM will celebrate its 19th anniversary with this spectacular 11-month long exhibition, running October 8, 2015 through September 3, 2017. Sponsorship levels range from $2,500 to $100,000 and include a range of benefits throughout the exhibition year. If interested in sponsoring this exhibition, please contact Abby Baer: abby@avam.org or 410-244-1900 x247.


AVAM is known for its spectacular one-of-a-kind events. Opportunities throughout the year include our Exhibition Preview Party, exclusive major gifts and corporate donor reception, celebrity bashes, and annual benefit fundraising Gala. In addition to tickets, AVAM invites corporate partners to support and attend exclusive behind-the-scenes & VIP programs.

Educational & Public Programming

Throughout the year, AVAM offers extensive educational and public programs. Examples include K-12 workshops, underwriting scholarship admission for low-income students, our popular intergenerational education salons, open houses with interactive performances, and more. The international publication Travel & Leisure Magazine named AVAM one of the "Top 10 Places To See Before You're 10," but we provide unique, thought-provoking, and engaging opportunities for learners of all ages.

Ongoing Programs:

  • AVAM's annual East Coast Championship KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE (always the 1st Saturday in May)
  • FLICKS FROM THE HILL (free films & free museum admission on Thursday nights July - August)
  • SOCK MONKEY SATURDAY (1,000+ family participants each December)
  • Annual MLK DAY Celebration (free admission and educational programming offered on MLK Day in January)
  • Annual Education Open Houses
  • And much more! (see our CALENDAR for a list of our current events)

For more information on how you can help support AVAM through sponsorships and giving, contact Abby Baer: abby@avam.org or (410) 244-1900 x247.

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