I went into Baltimore for the afternoon on Halloween. My last visit was two years ago - unbelievable! I met a couple of former colleagues for crab cakes, and they suggested I visit the American Visionary Art Museum. Wow. A number of words come to mind: jarring, shocking, provocative, kitschy, and above all, memorable. I can't say I liked it, but I'm glad I went.
a goregeous fall day at the Inner Harbor
the entrance to the museum
if you decide to buy the plastic flamingos in the gift shop, don't forget the legs
I would LOVE to attend a meeting in this conference room!
unfortunately I didn't get to see the dumpster itself
NYT: Rebecca's World
On November 1st, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I love the visionary art museum! We went there a couple of years ago on one of our Baltimore visits.
Two visits ago, we hit the art museum, which was very enjoyable. At the time, they had some really fascinating installation pieces (I'm sure they're gone), and a really cool Olafur Eliasson piece (not sure if that one was permanent or not). Last summer, we took the kids to the children's museum, which was really fun. I also saw, but was too hot to explore, some cute shops in the historic Fells Point neighborhood.