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MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR: American Visionary Art Museum

  • American Visionary Art Museum 800 Key Highway Baltimore, MD, 21230 United States (map)

YUMMM! The History, Fantasy and Future of Food!

Tour with AVAM’s Founder and Director Rebecca Hoffberger and Assistant Director John Lewis

COST: $35 per person

The American Visionary Arts Museum (AVAM) presents Yummm! The History, Fantasy and Future of Food. The exhibition showcases the work of 33 visionary artists as they join forces with food scientists, farmers, nutritionists, environmental activists, psychologists, poets and humorists to publically explore humankind’s complex, multi-layered relationship with food.

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is America’s official, national museum and education center for self- taught, intuitive artistry. Since its opening in 1995, AVAM has sought to promote the recognition of intuitive, self-reliant, creative contribution as both an important historic and essential living piece of treasured human legacy, and has championed creative acts of social justice as life’s highest performance art. The one-of-a-kind museum includes three renovated, historic, industrial buildings housing wonders created by farmers, housewives, mechanics, retired folk, the disabled, the homeless, as well as the occasional neurosurgeon—all inspired by the firre within. From carved roots to embroidered rags, tattoos to toothpicks, the visionary transforms dreams, loss, hopes, and ideals into powerful works of art.

“The Visionary Art Museum provides America with its most essential, innovative cultural experience. Baltimore is privileged to have such a great institution. All our cities should participate in the vital, invaluable, unique perspective it provides.”  —Colin Eisler, NYU Institute of Fine Arts

1:00 p.m.     Chartered Bus depart parking lot at Church of the Redeemer
1:30 p.m.     TOUR of Yummm! Exhibition with Rebecca Hoffberger
3:30 p.m.     Depart AVAM
4:00 p.m.    Chartered Bus returns to parking lot at Church of the Redeemer

CHARTERED BUS: Chartered bus will pick-up from the Church of the Redeemer parking lot at Melrose Street at 1:00pm.

DRIVE: If you’d like to drive yourself, metered parking is available on Covington Street and along Key Highway, including handicapped accessible spaces. On-street parking is $2.00/hr, max of 4 hours; accepts coins or credit cards. The paid Public Parking Lot at The Rusty Scupper Restaurant on Key Hwy is also an option. Cost is variable; approximately $10 – 15 for afternoon.

LUNCH AT ENCANTADA (optional): AVAM’s well-reviewed 3rd floor restaurant will be open for lunch prior to our tour beginning at 11:30am. Members who would like to dine at Encantada are responsible for the own reservations and payment.