Saturday, March 31, 2018

20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race Events, Cosmic Egg Weekend Walk-In and more @ the American Visionary Art Museum

Weekend Walk-In: Cosmic Egg

Weekend Walk-In: Cosmic Egg

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 1pm–4pm
WHERE: 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 244-1900  |

Andrew Logan's Cosmic Galaxy Egg sculpture is a fan favorite at the museum. Drop into our classroom, and make your own mini version of it with a special clay-like material and sparkly bits! Learn more about the Weekend Walk-In: Cosmic Egg workshop >>

Kinetic Sculpture Race Volunteer Meetings

Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8:30pm OR

Saturday, April 28, 10am-12pm

WANTED: the Brave, the Talented, the Mediocre, the Unsuspecting Few KINETIC VOLUNTEERS to help in the grueling, all day, general insanity of the 20th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory on SATURDAY MAY 5, 2018! Learn about volunteering for the 20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race >>

Kinetic Sculpture Pre-Race Ride

Sunday, April 22, 10am

Race Pace Bicycles, 1414 Key Highway, Baltimore

Join for a fun, casual bike ride of the Kinetic Sculpture Race route, led by Race Pace Bicycles. We’ll cruise through Federal Hill, the Inner Harbor, Harbor East, and Canton while exploring the path that 35+ kinetic sculptures will conquer during AVAM’s 20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race on May 5th. We'll also be making a pit stop for snacks! Learn about the pre-race ride of the 20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race >>

20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

Saturday, May 5, 10am

Witness this race of wacky, imaginative, totally human-powered works of art, designed to compete over land, a mud pit, and the Inner Harbor. This year's theme is "Mysteries and Tall Tales," inspired by our current mega-exhibit,The Great Mystery Show. Learn more about the 20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race >>

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. Above: "Rabbit Whole" by Betsy Youngquist and R. Scott Long. 2017. Mixed media, glass bead mosaic. Courtesy of the Artists. See images and learn more about this exhibit >>

Reverend Albert Lee Wagner: Miracle at Midnight

On view through 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. Above: "Marissa" by Reverend Albert Lee Wagner. See images and learn more about this exhibit >>