Friday, September 3, 2010

American Visionary Art Museum & Baltimore BMAC Show


Have you been to the American Visionary Art Museum? It's located in downtown Baltimore by Federal Hill. "Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself." In short, visionary art begins by listening to the inner voices of the soul, and often may not even be thought of as 'art' by its creator.

The Buyers Market of American Craft had their Show Party at the Visionary and it was awesome. The Gift Shop has the craziest stuff like the Shark Cards above. Each card has a different hologram image of a shark.


Some of the artwork in the Visionary was created by patients of mental institutions, like the piece above. This piece speaks to me, for reasons unknown.

This is a sculpture that hangs in the large stairwell and spins while slowly ascending and descending.

I loved seeing the sculpture from many different angles.

 



Outside the Visionary there was this wonderfully tacky Christmas Tree shaped sparkly object.

 

I would have taken it home if they had let me!


The Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Federal Hill.

A view of the Aquarium Building.

Another view of the Harbor.

As the light fades...

Out comes the Harvest Moon!

1 comment:

Michele said...

I love the American Visionary Museum!....some crazy stories are attached to some of the art there!