BNHA American Visionary Art Museum

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Shaping a Monumental City: The City’s Growth in the 20th Century

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Charles Street Byway

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800 Key Hwy

Baltimore, Maryland 21230

The American Visionary Art Museum is the national museum for self-taught art. Just steps from the Inner Harbor, AVAM showcases the works of intuitive, untrained artists, both local and international. The museum delights visitors even before walking through the front door—the building is decorated with a mirror mosaic and boasts a 55-foot-tall whirligig at the entrance.