Wednesday, January 10, 2018


WHERE: 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

MLK Dare to Dream Day

Monday, January 15, 10am-6pm

Join us for free museum admission, birthday cake, workshops, and more, at this FREE, fun-filled day! Special performance by the viral sensation: the Cardinal Shehan School Choir. Learn more >>

Mosaics with Rick Shelley

Mosaics with Rick Shelley

Saturday, January 20, 10am-4pm

Come and learn the ancient art of mosaic. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art. Learn more >>

Mr. Imagination Portraits

Weekend Walk-In: Mr. Imagination Portraits

Saturday, February 3, 1pm-4pm

Join us for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the classroom of AVAM! This month, create a face on a paintbrush inspired by the one and only visionary artist, Mr. Imagination! Learn more >>

An After-Hours Experience at AVAM

Sip & Shine: An After-Hours Experience

Friday, February 9, 6pm-9pm

Enjoy an after-hours experience with wine, scavenger hunt, and workshop! Learn more and reserve your space today >>

Universal Tree of Life by Bob Benson. Photo: Jill Fannon

Shiny Happy Things Workshop
w/Bob Benson

Saturday, February 17, 11am-2pm

Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (outside of AVAM's main entrance) in making your own flashies: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such. Learn more and register today >>

Peter Cecere among his "kids" - his 5000+ piece art collection.

House of Stronzo Film + Director's Talk

Friday, February 23, 7pm-9pm

The film chronicles the quest of Pete Cecere, one of the preeminent collectors of folk art and outsider art in North America, to find permanent homes for his “kids” – the more than 5,000 pieces of original art that are currently housed in his Virginia home – before he dies. Director Matthew White joins for a talk with founder and director Rebecca Hoffberger after the film. Learn more and purchase tickets >>.

Ancient Soma Tree by Peter Eglington on view in The Great Mystery Show

The Great Mystery Show

On view through September 2, 2018

From psychics to physicists, The Great Mystery Show artfully peels away the veil of the unknown, playfully exploring mystery as that one secret power behind great art, science, and pursuit of the sacred. Pictured above: Ancient Soma Tree by Peter Eglington. 2016. Mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist. See images and learn more >>.

Reverend Albert Lee Wagner:
Miracle at Midnight

On view through December 2018

AVAM proudly hosts the first national retrospective of Reverend Albert Lee Wagner's autobiographical art. His “story pictures” provide rich visual testimony to a life begun amidst the dire poverty and racism of the South, to a life of excess and lust, to a final attainment of spiritual peace filled with Wagner's ministry of forgiveness and love for all humanity. Learn more >>.