About the Museum
The American Visionary Art Museum specializes in the preservation and display of outsider art. Founded by Rebecca Alban Hofberger, the museum opened in 1995 andhas been designated by Congress as America's national museum for self-taught art. AVAM’s 1.1-acre campus contains 67,000 square feet of exhibition space and a permanent collection of approximately 4,000 works of art.
The permanent collection includes works by visionary artists like Ho Baron, Nek Chand, Howard Finster, Vanessa German, Mr. Imagination (aka Gregory Warmack), Leonard Knight, William Kurelek, Leo Sewell, Judith Scott, Ben Wilson, as well as over 40 pieces from the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre of London. The museum's Main Building features three floors of exhibition space, and the campus includes a Tall Sculpture Barn and Wildflower Garden, along with large exhibition and event spaces in the Jim Rouse Visionary Center.
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