At the base of Federal Hill in Baltimore is the American Visual Art Museum. For those who enjoy the unusual, this is a museum for you.
Founded in 1995 by Rebecca Ann Hoffberger, the museum started out as a display of artwork from Ms. Hoffberger’s psychiatric patients who had created the art as part of a program known as People Encouraging People.
The museum is now located in two buildings housing over 60,000 square feet of exhibit space.
One of Ms Hoffberger’s goal was to encourage and promote artists who come from outside the academic or institutionalized learning spaces.
As a result you get a great eclectic mix of exhibits.
Including a life size sculpture of a man made out of small gauge wire.
As well as interesting interpretations of the human form.
The dress below was made on 3D printers from the original, the artists mother’s wedding dress from the 1940s. Each circle was hand created to celebrate her mothers life.
As a finale (for us) – a Pez collection.