If you’re in Baltimore, and want to have a good time, I highly recommend a visit to the American Visionary Art Museum, located at the south side of the inner harbor, across the street from the Ritz-Carlton Residences.
It’s not a natural pairing. Ritz-Carlton is traditional while the American Visionary Art Museum is anything but. Here you’ll find “outsider art” from people who have a lot of vision, and least some talent, and no training.
Overall, it’s a blast.
On a recent visit, my favorites included an 18-foot model of the Lusitania made of toothpicks and fractured right in the middle—supposedly as it looked prior to sinking… …the King’s Mouth, an interactive audio-visual installation by Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne…
There’s much more at the American Visionary Art Museum, all guaranteed to make you smile. The only negative is the price tag; because it’s a young museum with a small endowment, the adult entry price is $15. I think it’s worth it!