American Visionary Art Museum

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Top 1% in Baltimore About the TripExpert Score

10 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Baltimore is host to a very unique artistic culture, and none may be more different than what is on display at the American Visionary Art Museum. Full review →


Atlas Obscura

A museum dedicated to exhibiting remarkable outsider art.  Full review →



This Federal Hill museum has a populist mission: to celebrate the self-taught artistry of factory workers and farmers, institutionalized patients, even a respected Maryland surgeon.


Fodor's Tick Choice

The nation's primary museum and education center for self-taught or "outsider" art has won great acclaim. Full review →


Frommer's 33

This museum takes an irreverent look at art, while still honoring the visionaries who have created the wonders contained inside. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

A showcase for self-taught (or 'outsider' art), a celebration of unbridled creativity. Full review →


Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

Also look for large exhibits displayed in an adjacent former whiskey warehouse, and a 55ft whirligig in the outside plaza. Full review →


On the Grid

A truly one-of-a-kind museum, don’t come here expecting to see run-of-the-mill works of art Full review →

Be sure to stop in SIDESHOW for a quirky souvenir.

Travel + Leisure

Dedicated to visionary art (which is, simply put, created by self-taught artists who play by their own rules) is more fun house than museum. Full review →



This unique museum in three buildings presents works by self-taught, outsider artists Full review →

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