News from the Visionary!

AVAM's next exhibition, The Visionary Experience, opens October 4!

Ingo Swann, Feminine Rising (detail), 1997, Oil on canvas, Gift to Perm. Collection

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 religious 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.

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Upcoming Events:

The Visionary Experience Preview Party

Unarius Students, Cosmic Generator, 1981, Unarius Educational Foundation

  • When: Thursday, October 2, 2014
  • What Time: 7pm – 10pm
  • Tickets: FREE for AVAM Members, $20 General Public

AVAM welcomes our newest exhibition The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster with our always popular: Preview Party! Fan Club Members get FREE admission, and a limited number of General Admission tickets will be on sale to non-members and guests. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages, music, and fun! All ages welcome. Must show photo ID for over 21 wristband. Fan Club Members, please bring your current Membership card.

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