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AVAM's The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster now open!

Ingo Swann, The Light Bringer, 2001, 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 spiritual groups and their 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:

BAZAART: Artful Holiday Shopping

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at AVAM's Bazaart!

  • When: Saturday, November 29, 2014
  • What Time: 10am – 5pm
  • Cost: FREE ENTRY!

American Visionary Art Museum's Annual Holiday Marketplace of original creations by over 50 regional artists and craftspeople. Painting, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, and other work that simply defies categorization! FREE ENTRY. And, of course, the Museum & Sideshow will be open too! Location: American Visionary Art Museum, Jim Rouse Visionary Center 3rd Floor. Note: Bazaart shoppers are welcome to tour the entire Jim Rouse Visionary Center for free on Bazaart day, and the rest of the museum is open 10am-6pm, regular admission applies.

BAZAART First Dibs Preview Party: Fri. Nov. 28, 5:30–8pm, $20 / $10 Members

Beat the crowds! An opportunity to get the first shot at the original creations by 50 regional artists and craftspeople prior to the Saturday BAZAART extravaganza. Admission is just $20 ($10 for Members) & benefits AVAM! MORE INFO

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