AVAM's all-new exhibition features a spirited centennial celebration of America's most prolific self-tutored and "on fire" artist, Rev. Howard Finster. With illuminating works by visionaries: Ingo Swann, Jimi Hendrix, Christine Sefolosha, Walter Russell, Robert Crumb, Paolo Soleri, Dr. Robert Hieronimus, Terrence Howard, plus an exploration of inventive new spiritual groups: Unarius Academy of Science, The Source Family, and many more!
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ANNOUNCEMENT: AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race RESCHEDULED for Sunday, June 14!
AVAM is thrilled to announce its 17th annual Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 14, starting at 11am. The museum's staff worked closely with city officials to secure a new date for it's annual competition of human-powered works of art, which has always been dedicated to the delight, communal participation, peace and love of our City. This year's race will be sporting an "Out of This World" theme in tribute to The Hubble Space Telescope, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary at AVAM among many other locations. Mega THANKS to our Maryland State Delegates, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her staff, Baltimore City Police, Baltimore Office of Promotions and the Arts, Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks, Kinetic racers, volunteers, sponsors & fans, the generous organizers of Tour dem Parks, AVAM's staff, and all who worked diligently to help us declare: The RACE is ON!
Official Race route, schedule and other details are still pending. For all official Kinetic Sculpture Race updates, follow: KineticBaltimore.com.
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The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster
October 4, 2014 – August 30, 2015. American Visionary Art Museum's 20th original exhibition champions life's grand "Aha!" and "Eureka!" moments, held in common by Earth's most dynamic and intuitive "evolutionaries:" inventors, scientists, America's founding fathers, dreamers and saints; each touched by some lightening bolt of greater understanding, insight, grace and muse. Co-curated by acclaimed filmmaker and book publisher Jodi Wille (The Source Family, 2012), and AVAM founder and director Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, this exhibition's highlights include: a spirited centennial celebration of America's most prolific self-tutored and "on fire" artist, Rev. Howard Finster; the giant otherworldly paintings of remote viewer Ingo Swann; a rare peek into the spiritual life of famed musician Jimi Hendrix; the cosmic works of polymath Walter Russell; the religious experience of sci-fi icon Philip K. Dick as drawn by Robert Crumb; an exploration of inventive new spiritual groups and leaders Uriel of Unarius Academy of Science, and Father Yod and The Source Family; and the wildly expansive drawings and bronze wind-bells for future ecology-based cities of Italian architect Paolo Soleri. The Visionary Experience will guide viewers down a path ancient and modern, futuristic and primitive, where the touch of grace, the whisper of the muse, and the still small voice beckon, offering the traveler transportive visions: personal, cultural, and cosmic. MORE INFO »
- The Visionary Experience - MEDIA KIT
- The Visionary Experience - ARTIST BIOS
- The Visionary Experience - PRESS RELEASE 1 - 7/8/14
- The Visionary Experience - Artists Announced - PRESS RELEASE 2 - 9/15/14
Mr. Eddy Lives - The Art of Eddy Mumma
April 11, 2015 – April 2016. AVAM presents Mr. Eddy Lives!, featuring 109 paintings and portraits by the late Florida outsider artist Eddy Mumma (aka Mr. Eddy), a recluse and double amputee whose solace and delight was in the production of explosively joyful paintings. The largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Mr. Eddy's work to date, this voluminous yearlong show opens April 11, 2015 in the 3rd floor gallery of AVAM's Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building. MORE INFO »
OTHER PRESS RELEASES:
- Donald Pass: The Hope We Seek exhibition - 02/17/14
- AVAM Honors Ray Kurzweil & Jack Andraka at 2014 Gala - 12/11/13
- Kindness Works: Howard County Outreach - 3/25/13
- "A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk" - 2/22/13
- Army of Poets Campagin - 1/2/13
- AVAM's Institute for Visionary Explorers at Enoch Pratt PRESS RELEASE: 2/10/12
- AVAM's 2012 State of Our Earth Eco Conference PRESS RELEASE: 12/20/11
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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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